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There are 4 ways to get from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train

  1. Take the train from Puttalam to Katunayake

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB)

Drive

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Puttalam to Colombo Airport
Puttalam → Colombo Airport (CMB)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colombo Airport (CMB) is 1912.

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The social distance requirement in Colombo Airport (CMB) is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train which costs Rs. 50 - Rs. 420 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) is to train which costs Rs. 50 - Rs. 420 and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Puttalam and arriving at Katunayake. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Puttalam and Colombo Airport (CMB) is 96 km. The road distance is 107.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs Rs. 50 - Rs. 420.

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The train from Puttalam to Katunayake takes 1h 28m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Puttalam station.

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Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Katunayake station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB) is 107 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB).

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There are 303+ hotels available in Colombo Airport (CMB). Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB).
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  • Distance: 96 km
  • Duration: 1h 28m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Puttalam to Katunayake 4 times a day. Tickets cost Rs. 50 - Rs. 420 and the journey takes 1h 28m.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Colombo Airport (CMB)
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Cool Taxi
Phone
+94 77 44 40 255
Website
facebook.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Puttalam to Colombo Airport
Estimated price
Rs. 2700 - Rs. 5000

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