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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  •  1h 43m

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

$245 - $768

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Bus  •  9h

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

$2 - $4

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Taxi to Dickwella, fly  •  2h 29m

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

$67 - $273

Taxi  •  4h 6m

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

$75 - $95

Drive  •  4h 6m

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

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to bus which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 700 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Kataragama to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 140000 and takes 1h 43m.

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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 9h.

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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 9h and costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 700.

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It takes approximately 1h 43m 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 1h 43m and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 140000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 700 and takes 9h.

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

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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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  • Distance: 113 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

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

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly 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 - $3 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
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
8h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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
1h 44m
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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

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

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There are 1010+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Hambantota Airport is to taxi which takes 58m and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3200.

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