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There are 2 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park by plane or bus

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Fly, travel  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Yala National Park is 197 km.

The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 123.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Yala National Park, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6

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