There are 3 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly, taxi  •  4 h 54 min

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

$315 - $803

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Yala National Park

$72 - $90

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park 250.6 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 50000 - Rs. 140000 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Yala National Park is 211 km. The road distance is 401 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 12 h 26 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 15000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 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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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is 401 km. It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $100 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: 131.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park. However, you can fly to Hambantota then take the taxi to Yala National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Yala National Park.

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 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Yala National Park
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Estimated price
$85 - $100

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