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

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Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Negombo to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $3

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 train which costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 480 and takes 3 h 59 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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No, there is no direct train from Negombo to Kurunegala. However, there are services departing from Negombo and arriving at Kurunegala via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 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 3 h 59 min and costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 480.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Negombo to Kurunegala, including transfers.

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Negombo to Kurunegala train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Negombo station.

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Negombo to Kurunegala train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kurunegala station.

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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 89+ hotels available in Kurunegala. Prices start at $15 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: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Negombo to Kurunegala via Colombo Fort in around 3 h 59 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Negombo to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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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