There are 6 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Nanuoya to Colombo Fort Express Train

$10 - $14

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB 99 / ...

$26 - $33

Taxi  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) 102.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) 102.3 miles

$12 - $18

Taxi, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB

$80 - $274

Taxi to Katugastota, fly, bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station

$64 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2500 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 47000 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 101 km. The road distance is 163.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 4400 - Rs. 6000 and takes 8 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 164 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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

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There are 966+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 63.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB) hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Nanuoya to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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