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
Taxi • 26 min
2 alternative options
Drive • 26 min
Towncar • 26 min
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colombo Airport (CMB) is 1912.
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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.
The quickest way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 6500 and takes 26 min.
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.
The distance between Colombo and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 27 km. The road distance is 32.5 km.
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.
The bus from Colombo to Bandaranaike Airport takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.
Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by Stef Lanka Shuttle, depart from Colombo station.
Colombo to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by Stef Lanka Shuttle, arrive at Bandaranaike Airport station.
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).
There are 238+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at Rs. 35000 per night.
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.
- Ave. Duration
- 26 min
- On demand
Towncar from Colombo to Colombo Airport
- Estimated price
- Rs. 6000 - Rs. 11000
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