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There are 4 ways to get from Negombo to Dambulla by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  1h

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$234 - $566

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Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aukana Express Train

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 13m

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Dambulla 82.5 miles

$50 - $60

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Negombo to Dambulla 82.5 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2500 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Dambulla is to fly which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 1h.

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The distance between Negombo and Dambulla is 115 km. The road distance is 131.9 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Dambulla without a car is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 1h to get from Negombo to Dambulla, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Dambulla is to fly which takes 1h and costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 100000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500 and takes 6h 58m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Dambulla is 132 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Negombo to Dambulla.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 716+ hotels available in Dambulla. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 72.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Negombo to Dambulla twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Dambulla once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Aukana
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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