There are 7 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$265 - $748

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $4

5 alternative options

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, taxi  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  3. Take a taxi from Hatton to Tangalle

$102 - $295

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala, taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT
  3. Take a taxi from Koggala to Tangalle

$89 - $287

Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$23 - $30

Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle 137.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle 137.4 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 650 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 9 min and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 120000.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Tangalle is 163 km. The road distance is 220 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Tangalle Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Tangalle, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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