There are 5 ways to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly from Hambantota  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB

$245 - $768

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32

$2 - $4

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Taxi to Dickwella, fly  •  2 h 29 min

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

$325 - $603

Taxi  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) 166.4 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) 166.4 miles

$20 - $30

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No, there is no direct bus from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) station. However, there are services departing from Kataragama and arriving at Katunayake Airport Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Kataragama and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 181 km. The road distance is 266.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Kataragama station.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which takes 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 266 km. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 113 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) twice daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Hambantota Airport is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs .

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