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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  •  45 min

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

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Taxi  •  26 min

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

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

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to bus which costs Rs. 65 - Rs. 130 and takes 45 min.

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The fastest way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6000.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Katunayake Airport Bus Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 32 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 45 min and costs Rs. 65 - Rs. 130.

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The bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Katunayake Airport Bus 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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  • Distance: 31.6 km
  • Duration: 45 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 65 - Rs. 130 and the journey takes 45 min.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
0112587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 65 - Rs. 130
Website
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/
Schedules at
https://www.ntc.gov.lk/times/
Standard
Rs. 65 - Rs. 90
Semi Lux
Rs. 50 - Rs. 65
AirCon
Rs. 90 - Rs. 110
Super Lux
Rs. 167
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6000
Visit Sri Lanka Taxi
Phone
+94 763222239
Website
visitlankataxi.com
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. 5000 - Rs. 8500

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