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

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Taxi, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Kalpitiya
  2. Take the bus from Kalpitiya to Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop 7

$77 - $91

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Gampaha Long Distance

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Colombo Airport (CMB) 162.3 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Mannar to Colombo Airport (CMB) 162.3 miles

$19 - $29

Train, taxi, fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Galgamuwa
  2. Take a taxi from Galgamuwa to Sigiriya
  3. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$256 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3600 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Mannar Island and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 210 km. The road distance is 259.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 9 h 33 min and costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 260 km. It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to drive from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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

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There are 1002+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mannar Island to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 131.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 33 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar to Colombo Airport (CMB) once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Mannar to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Mannar to Galgamuwa
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kalpitiya to Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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