There are 7 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee by plane, night train, taxi, 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 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

$244 - $553

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 26 min

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

$2 - $7

5 alternative options

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

$82 - $285

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  5 h 21 min

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

$87 - $235

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

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  3 h 58 min

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

$90 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

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

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee is to night train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 1100 and takes 17 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee is to fly and night train which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 90000 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

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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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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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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