There are 6 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee by plane, night train, taxi, train or car

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Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, night train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$243 - $552

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Night train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$2 - $6

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Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$77 - $280

Train, night train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Galoya Junction Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee 148.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee 148.1 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Trincomalee is 215 km. The road distance is 236.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee without a car is to train and night train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee is 237 km. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee. However, you can fly to Sigiriya, take the taxi to Galoya Junction, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the taxi to Diyawanna Oya airport, fly to Batticaloa, then take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Gampaha to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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