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From Bandaranaike Airport to Colombo by van

14:00
Bandaranaike Airport, Negombo
15:00
Colombo
1h
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14:00
Bandaranaike Airport, Negombo
15:40
Dehiwala Mount Lavinia, Colombo
1h 40m
Refund 

From Negombo to Colombo by van

13:30
Negombo
15:00
Colombo
1h 30m
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13:30
Negombo
15:40
Dehiwala Mount Lavinia, Colombo
2h 10m
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From Negombo to Negombo by van

13:30
Negombo
14:00
Bandaranaike Airport, Negombo
30m
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13:30
Negombo
14:00
Bandaranaike Airport, Negombo
30m
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From Negombo to Colombo by taxi

Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
45m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
45m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
30m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
30m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
30m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Negombo Any Hotel to Colombo by taxi

Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
Mount Lavinia, Colombo
1h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
Mount Lavinia, Colombo
1h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Negombo Any Hotel to Western Province (CMB) by taxi and flight joint ticket

Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
5m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
5m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
5m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Negombo to Colombo Schedule

Negombo to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 5,194
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 5,930
Stef Lanka Shuttle Van 13:30 – 15:00LKR 3,161

Negombo to Colombo destination reviews

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taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Dec 23, 2019
Excellent service!
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

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:

  • Flight
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi+flight. 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 LKR 7,157. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+flight as a taxi+flight ticket costs as low as LKR 2,454.

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 25 miles (40 km). The flying distance is 21 miles (33 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 Lakpura: travelling by taxi+flight expect to pay as low as LKR 2,454 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 7,157.

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

  • taxi+flight price: LKR 2,454 - LKR 3,272. From Negombo to Colombo starting from 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 2,457 - LKR 3,276. From Negombo to Colombo starting from 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel
  • Van price : LKR 3,160 - LKR 3,160;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 5,194 to LKR 7,157.

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

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

  • 3 by taxi+flight from Negombo to Colombo starting from 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel
  • Vans from Negombo to Colombo depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Negombo to Colombo starting from 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Negombo Any Hotel

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?

Taxi

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 LKR 5,194.

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

Vans

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.