Kurunegala to Colombo

Kurunegala to Colombo

  Oct 1, 2021, 2 trips (LKR 3,595 – LKR 0)

Other Options



1h 30m Deps: 7:30

From LKR 3,595
1h 30m ride in train with Sri Lanka Railways
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,595 per adult


2h 12m

From LKR 9,667
2h 12m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
Colombo Any Hotel
From LKR 9,667 vehicle, all incl

Kurunegala to Colombo Schedule

Kurunegala to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 10,875
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 07:30 - 09:00LKR 4,194

Transportation from Kurunegala to Colombo

How to get from Kurunegala to Colombo

When you want to get from Kurunegala to Colombo, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 12,898. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,595.

How far is Kurunegala from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kurunegala to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 68 miles (109 km). The flying distance is 53 miles (84 km).

How long does it take to get from Kurunegala to Colombo?

The travel time from Kurunegala to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Kurunegala to Colombo?

The cost of the trip from Kurunegala to Colombo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 3,595 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 12,898.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kurunegala to Colombo:

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,595 to LKR 4,194;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 9,587 to LKR 12,982.

How many trips per day are there between Kurunegala and Colombo?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kurunegala to Colombo any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kurunegala to Colombo. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 9,587.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Kurunegala to Colombo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kurunegala to Colombo? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.