There are 9 ways to get from Negombo to Arugam Bay by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$55 - $73

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Bus, taxi #2  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$51 - $69

7 alternative options

Bus, taxi via Katunayake South  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$55 - $73

Taxi  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Arugam Bay 223.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Arugam Bay 223.1 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  3 h 45 min

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

$299 - $834

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Arugam Bay

$81 - $280

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Arugam Bay

$106 - $250

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Arugam Bay

$111 - $305

Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Arugam Bay is 224 km. The road distance is 356.9 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Arugam Bay without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 11 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to get from Negombo to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Arugam Bay is 357 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Negombo to Arugam Bay.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Arugam Bay. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Arugam Bay.
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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 17 min

What companies run services between Negombo, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Negombo to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the taxi to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Katunayake South, take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
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 Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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