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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Gampaha Express Train / ...

$7 - $10

Cheapest option

Train via Colombo Fort  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station 187-E CMB to Colombo

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) 64.8 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) 64.8 miles

$7 - $12

Train, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 8 min

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

$21 - $206

Fly from Katugastota, bus  •  1 h 46 min

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

$36 - $273

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kandy and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 84 km. The road distance is 103.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 104 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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

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There are 984+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 52.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min.

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 Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 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
Train from Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Kandy to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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