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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Kurunegala by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$11 - $15

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kurunegala 59 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kurunegala 59 miles

$7 - $11

Fly  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$34 - $167

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to drive which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1800 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to fly which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kurunegala is 84 km. The road distance is 94.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2700.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Colombo to Kurunegala, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kurunegala is 94 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Colombo to Kurunegala.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Kurunegala. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kurunegala.
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  • Distance: 52.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kurunegala hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 6 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
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$35 - $45
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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