There are 7 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park by plane, taxi, bus 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  •  4 h 49 min

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

$315 - $813

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 - $95

5 alternative options

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  6 h 36 min

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

$347 - $681

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Weerawila, taxi  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Weerawila (WRZ) NUF - WRZ
  3. Take a taxi from Weerawila to Yala National Park

$375 - $547

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Yala National Park

$122 - $325

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  7 h 43 min

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

$117 - $275

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

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

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 4800 - Rs. 7000 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 takes 4 h 49 min and costs Rs. 50000 - Rs. 130000.

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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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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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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 fly to Sigiriya then take the taxi to Yala National Park.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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 Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
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 - $110

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