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There are 7 ways to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Koggala  •  45m

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$237 - $498

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Train, bus  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station 187-E CMB to Colombo

$2 - $3

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Taxi to Dickwella, fly  •  1h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Dickwella
  2. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB

$56 - $259

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB

$21 - $207

Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  1h 53m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) 95.6 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) 95.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train and bus which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 550 and takes 2h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 90000 and takes 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galle station to Colombo Airport (CMB) station. However, there are services departing from Galle Bus Station and arriving at Katunayake Airport Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Galle and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 132 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 59m and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 550.

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It takes approximately 45m to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which takes 45m and costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 90000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 500 and takes 5h.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 82.3 miles
  • Duration: 45m

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air flies from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 153 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 996+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15m and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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