How to Reach Negombo, Sri Lanka

The Easiest Way to Reach Negombo


  • By Air: Negombo lies closer to the country’s airport Katunayake airport (CMB). In fact, it is much closer to this city than the capital of Colombo.


  • By Tuktuk: Tukutuks are three wheelers that can be hired and are a common mode of public transport.
  • On Foot: Perhaps, the best way to get around Negombo is on foot. 

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Modes of Transportation in Negombo

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Negombo. The most preferred mode of transport in Negombo is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 19.23 km Average time: 58.85 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 40.74%
    Bus 53.18 min Waiting 5.45 min Walking 5.45 min Train 1.36 min Overall average time for 16.25 kms 65.45 min
  • Motorbike 11.11%
    Motorbike 45 min Walking 0.33 min Overall average time for 21.67 kms 45.33 min
  • Train/Metro 7.41%
    Train 52.5 min Waiting 12.5 min Walking 11.5 min Other 9 min Bus 5 min Overall average time for 39.5 kms 90.5 min
  • Car 25.93%
    Driving 35.29 min Walking 0.71 min Overall average time for 20.86 kms 36 min
  • Walking 11.11%
    Walking 45 min Other 10 min Motorbike 6.67 min Bike 5 min Overall average time for 6.83 kms 66.67 min
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