There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Galle by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$5 - $8

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Bus  •  5 h 56 min

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

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  2 h

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Galle 100.4 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Negombo to Galle 100.4 miles

$12 - $18

Fly, train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$27 - $231

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The distance between Negombo and Galle is 137 km. The road distance is 160.7 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Galle without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Negombo to Galle, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Galle is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Galle is 161 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Negombo to Galle.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 2488+ hotels available in Galle. 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 Galle.
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  • Distance: 85.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Negombo to Galle via Katunayake South and Colombo Fort in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo to Galle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
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 Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Galle
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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