There are 6 ways to get from Matara to Negombo by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Colombo  •  1 h 15 min

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

$249 - $513

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 9 min

  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

4 alternative options

Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$47 - $235

Bus  •  6 h 21 min

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

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Negombo 115.4 miles

$14 - $21

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

SriLankan Airlines 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 4 h 9 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Negombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Matara and Negombo is 160 km. The road distance is 185 km.

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 750 - Rs. 1300 and takes 4 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Matara to Negombo is to fly which takes 1 h 15 min and costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 85000.

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