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There are 7 ways to get from Matara to Negombo by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Koggala  •  1h 15m

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

$247 - $512

Cheapest option

Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$5 - $8

5 alternative options

Fly from Dickwella  •  1h 31m

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

$40 - $241

Taxi to Hambantota, fly  •  3h 4m

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

$283 - $814

Bus  •  6h 21m

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

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  2h 16m

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to fly which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 90000 and takes 1h 15m.

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The distance between Matara and Negombo is 160 km. The road distance is 184.6 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Negombo without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to get from Matara to Negombo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Matara to Negombo is to fly which takes 1h 15m and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 90000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400 and takes 4h 9m, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1500 and takes 6h 21m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Negombo is 185 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Matara to Negombo.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 950+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Matara, Sri Lanka and Negombo, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air flies from Matara to Negombo once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Matara to Negombo via Colombo Fort and Katunayake South in around 4h 9m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
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
5h 10m
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
2h 6m
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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The best way to get from Matara to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 32m and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

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