There are 7 ways to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) by taxi, plane, train, night 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

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$265 - $603

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 30 min

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

$12 - $19

5 alternative options

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Colombo  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Colombo (CMB) BTC - CMB

$321 - $622

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  4 h 38 min

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

$94 - $347

Train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from China Bey to Galoya Junction Local Trains
  2. Take the train from Galoya Junction to Gampaha Express Train

$20 - $28

Taxi  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) 151.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) 151.8 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Nilaveli, Sri Lanka and Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) via China Bey, Galoya Junction, and Gampaha in around 8 h 41 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $270
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from China Bey to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 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 Galoya Junction to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 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 Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
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 Nilaveli to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nilaveli and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 221 km. The road distance is 243 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to night train which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 3100 and takes 17 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h 20 min and costs Rs. 41000 - Rs. 100000.

It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.