There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Kurunegala by train, taxi, car or plane

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

Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $2

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 59 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. 59 miles

$7 - $11

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 25 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$37 - $169

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 39 min

  1. DWO - NUF

$67 - $254

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kurunegala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Kurunegala 4 times a day.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kurunegala is 84 km. The road distance is 94 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to train which costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 310 and takes 1 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to fly which takes 1 h 25 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 27000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Kurunegala. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

The train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs every four hours.