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

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Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kurunegala 59 miles

$40 - $50

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

$37 - $168

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

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kurunegala is to fly which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 27000 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 train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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.

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Colombo to Kurunegala train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kurunegala.
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  • Distance: 52.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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
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 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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