There are 4 ways to get from Negombo to Kalpitiya by 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.

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Negombo to Nooranagar Colombo Commuter

$22 - $28

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Negombo to Palavi Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Palavi to Kalpitiya 7

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Kalpitiya 82.9 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Kalpitiya 82.9 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Kalpitiya is 115 km. The road distance is 132.6 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Kalpitiya without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Negombo to Kalpitiya, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Kalpitiya is 133 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Negombo to Kalpitiya.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Kalpitiya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Kalpitiya.
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  • Distance: 71.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Kalpitiya twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Negombo to Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Negombo to Palavi
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Palavi to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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