There are 6 ways to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) by taxi, plane, train, night train or car

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Taxi to Sigiriya, fly  •  2 h 20 min

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

$262 - $600

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Night train  •  17 h 30 min

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

$12 - $18

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Taxi to Batticaloa, fly  •  3 h 29 min

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

$317 - $617

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

$19 - $27

Taxi  •  4 h 11 min

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

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

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

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest way to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 44000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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The best way to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4500.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 243 km. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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

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Map of how to get from Nilaveli to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 138 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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
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
$3 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Nilaveli to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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