There are 8 ways to get from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Koggala to Colombo  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$244 - $507

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

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

$2 - $4

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Fly Dickwella to Colombo  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB

$294 - $566

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 51 min

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

$280 - $809

Fly Koggala to Diyawanna Oya, bus  •  2 h 11 min

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

$37 - $222

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

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

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) 112.3 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) 112.3 miles

$13 - $20

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No, there is no direct bus from Matara station to Colombo Airport (CMB) station. However, there are services departing from Matara Bus Station and arriving at Katunayake Airport Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Matara and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 154 km. The road distance is 179.7 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to fly which takes 1 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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Matara 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 Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 180 km. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Matara to Colombo Airport (CMB) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
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
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 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
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
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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