There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) by plane, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  25 min

  1. DWO - CMB

$21 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  45 min

  1. 187-E CMB to Colombo

$1

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. 21.1 miles

$11 - $14

Drive  •  26 min

  1. 21.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  26 min

  1. 21.1 miles

$10 - $13

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) 5 times a day. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT operates a bus from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45 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
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
Uber Colombo
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Signup at
uber.com
uberGO
$11 - $15
ZIP
$10 - $13
X
$14 - $18
PREMIER
$15 - $19
Taxi from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 27 km. The road distance is 34 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which takes 25 min and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 33000.

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

It takes approximately 25 min to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.