Directions from Colombo to Chilaw

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Chilaw Colombo Commuter

$1 - $2

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Chilaw 51.1 miles

$26 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Chilaw 51.1 miles

$6 - $9

Bus, taxi  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Katunayake Bus Station to Chilaw

$18 - $22

Fly, taxi  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Chilaw

$38 - $225

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Chilaw, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Chilaw every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Chilaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Chilaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Chilaw is 72 km. The road distance is 82 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Chilaw is to train which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 270 and takes 2 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Chilaw is to taxi which takes 1 h 19 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Chilaw. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

The train from Colombo Fort to Chilaw takes 2 h 36 min including transfers and departs every four hours.