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There are 6 ways to get from Negombo to Trincomalee by train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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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

$12 - $17

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Night train  •  17 h 41 min

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

$5 - $10

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Trincomalee 150.7 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Trincomalee 150.7 miles

$18 - $27

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

$240 - $575

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 52 min

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

$86 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Trincomalee is to night train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1700 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 costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 50000 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Trincomalee is 216 km. The road distance is 241.1 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Trincomalee without a car is to train and night train which takes 8 h 20 min and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Negombo to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Trincomalee is 241 km. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Negombo to Trincomalee.

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

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There are 260+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $15 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 Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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 Gampaha, take the train to Galoya Junction, take the walk to Galoya Junction, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a vehicle from Negombo to Trincomalee once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 15 h 30 min.

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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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 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
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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