There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Negombo by bus, train, taxi, car, plane 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

Bus  •  56 min

  1. 187-E CMB to Colombo

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Colombo Commuter / ...

$1

5 alternative options

Train via Katunayake South  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Colombo Commuter

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. 24.1 miles

$12 - $16

Drive  •  32 min

  1. 24.1 miles

$2 - $5

Fly  •  37 min

  1. DWO - CMB

$25 - $209

Uber  •  32 min

  1. 24.1 miles

$11 - $14

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

Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT operates a bus from Colombo to Negombo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Negombo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 2 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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Negombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 Negombo
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
uberGO
$13 - $16
ZIP
$11 - $14
X
$16 - $20
PREMIER
$17 - $21
Taxi from Colombo to Negombo
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Negombo is 31 km. The road distance is 39 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 150 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Negombo is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 2400.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Negombo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 56 min to get from Colombo to Negombo, including transfers.