How to Reach Colombo - The Easiest Way to Reach 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.


  • 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
Katunayake to Colombo 4.65 km 4 mins
Battaramulla South to Colombo 7.13 km 9 mins
Malabe to Colombo 8.37 km 8 mins
Nugegoda to Colombo 10.81 km 13 mins
Wattala to Colombo 11.84 km 42 mins
Kelaniya to Colombo 13.63 km 44 mins
Dehiwala-mount Lavinia to Colombo 14.12 km 28 mins
Pannipitiya to Colombo 15.31 km 20 mins
Ja-ela to Colombo 20.2 km 24 mins
Negombo to Colombo 30.07 km 15 mins