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

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Fly, taxi  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$260 - $743

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$2 - $4

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$21 - $28

Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle 137.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle 137.4 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 44000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) station to Tangalle station. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Tangalle Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Tangalle is 163 km. The road distance is 219.8 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4800.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle, including transfers.

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Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle.
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  • Distance: 101.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle is 220 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Tangalle.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 552+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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