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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport Colombo - Bandaranaike Airport

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Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) 32.5 km

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Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) 32.5 km

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. Take a town car from Colombo to Colombo Airport 32.5 km
Colombo → Colombo Airport (CMB)
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1912

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Yes, travel within Sri Lanka is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colombo Airport (CMB) is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Colombo Airport (CMB) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Colombo Airport (CMB) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Last updated: 19 Jan 2023
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to drive, which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2400 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 6500 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo and arriving at Bandaranaike Airport. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Colombo and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 27 km. The road distance is 32.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs Rs. 6263.

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The bus from Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by Stef Lanka Shuttle, depart from Colombo station.

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Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by Stef Lanka Shuttle, arrive at Bandaranaike Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 33 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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There are 238+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at Rs. 35000 per night.

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  • Distance: 26.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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

Stef Lanka Shuttle operates a bus from Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport once daily. Tickets cost Rs. 6263 and the journey takes 1h 15m.

Bus operators
Stef Lanka Shuttle
Phone
0094 11 2888799
Email
steflankatours@gmail.com
Website
steflanka.com
Bus from Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 6263
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https://12go.asia/en
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
Rs. 5500 - Rs. 6500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colombo to Colombo Airport
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 11000

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