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There are 3 ways to get from Negombo to Kurunegala by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Kurunegala 47.5 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Kurunegala 47.5 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Kurunegala is to drive which costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1500 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Kurunegala is to taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Kurunegala is 66 km. The road distance is 76 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Kurunegala without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Negombo to Kurunegala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Kurunegala is 76 km. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Negombo to Kurunegala.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Kurunegala. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Kurunegala.
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  • Distance: 41.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

You can take a train from Negombo to Kurunegala via Katunayake South, Colombo Fort, and Polgahawela in around 4 h.

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 Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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