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

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Night train, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Galoya Junction to Gampaha Express Train

$10 - $17

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Night train  •  17 h 31 min

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

$6 - $10

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Negombo 151.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Negombo 151.4 miles

$18 - $27

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$238 - $575

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  3 h 56 min

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

$95 - $349

Questions & Answers

The distance between Trincomalee and Negombo is 216 km. The road distance is 242.2 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Negombo without a car is to night train and train which takes 8 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Trincomalee to Negombo, 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 Trincomalee to Negombo is 242 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Trincomalee to Negombo.

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

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There are 937+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 135 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

What companies run services between Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and Negombo, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Negombo. However, you can take the night train to Galoya Junction, take the train to Gampaha, then take the taxi to Negombo. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a vehicle from Trincomalee to Negombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 16 h.

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 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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
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
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 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Negombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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