There are 8 ways to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly Koggala to Colombo  •  45 min

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

$237 - $499

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Train, bus  •  2 h 59 min

  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 to Colombo  •  1 h 54 min

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

$314 - $590

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Colombo  •  3 h 14 min

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

$21 - $207

Fly Koggala to Diyawanna Oya, bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station

$30 - $214

Bus  •  5 h

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

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  1 h 53 min

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

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  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. 270 - Rs. 550 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 85000 and takes 45 min.

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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 5 h.

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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 2 h 59 min and costs Rs. 270 - Rs. 550.

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It takes approximately 45 min 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 45 min and costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 85000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 500 and takes 5 h.

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

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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: 45 min

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

SriLankan Airlines 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 4 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
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 Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
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
45 min
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
4 h
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
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 1 h 53 min to drive from Galle to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 966+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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

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