How to Reach Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Easiest Way to Reach Colombo

HOW TO GET TO COLOMBO

  • By Air: You can take flights to Colombo from Europe, United States, Southeast Asia, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad and Emirates also serve cheap flights to Colombo.

HOW TO GET AROUND COLOMBO

  • By Bus/Train: You can explore Colombo by bus and train, but the most convenient would be by using the tuk-tuk. You will find that many of the three-wheelers do not have meters and this makes it easy to negotiate a price.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are also great when getting around the city. They are safe and very convenient.  
  • By Rented Car: Car rentals in Colombo are easily available and prove to be a good option to get around.

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How to Reach Colombo from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Battaramulla South to Colombo 7.07 km 11 mins
Makola South to Colombo 15.89 km 19 mins
Negombo to Colombo 30.07 km 15 mins
Galle to Colombo 114.5 km 1 hour 44 mins
Kandy to Colombo 169.77 km 49 mins
Badulla to Colombo 238.48 km 7 hours 30 mins