There are 7 ways to get from Negombo to Trincomalee by plane, night train, taxi, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, night train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$242 - $578

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$5 - $11

5 alternative options

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$92 - $296

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Trincomalee

$97 - $246

Train, night train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Galoya Junction Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Trincomalee 150.7 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Trincomalee 150.7 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Trincomalee is to night train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1800 and takes 17 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Trincomalee is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 53 min and costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 47000.

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The distance between Negombo and Trincomalee is 216 km. The road distance is 241 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Negombo to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Negombo to Trincomalee. However, you can take the taxi to Colombo airport, fly to Sigiriya, take the taxi to Galoya Junction, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Diyawanna Oya airport, fly to Batticaloa, then take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Gampaha to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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