Negombo to Colombo

Negombo to Colombo

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Negombo to Colombo Schedule

Negombo to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any time$ 39.33
Stef Lanka Shuttle Van 13:30 - 15:40$ 21

Transportation from Negombo to Colombo

Negombo to Colombo Destination Reviews

Excellent service!
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Dec 23, 2019
1 customer reviews

How to get from Negombo to Colombo

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

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van 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 USD 53.28. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as USD 16.93.

How far is Negombo from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Negombo to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 26 miles (41 km). The flying distance is 22 miles (34 km).

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

The travel time from Negombo to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 2 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Negombo to Colombo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Stef Lanka Shuttle: travelling by van expect to pay as low as USD 16.93 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 USD 53.28.

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

  • Van price : USD 16.93;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 38.22 - USD 48.07. From Negombo to Colombo starting from 00:00 Negombo until 00:00 Negombo

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 31.77 to USD 53.28.

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

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

  • Vans from Negombo to Colombo depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Negombo 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 Negombo 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 USD 31.77.

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


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Negombo to Colombo. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Negombo to Colombo.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Negombo to Colombo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Negombo 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% decided to catch a taxi.