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: 18.74 km Average time: 59.47 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 37.93%
    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
  • Walking 13.79%
    Walking 38.75 min Other 7.5 min Motorbike 5 min Bike 3.75 min Overall average time for 5.88 kms 55 min
  • Train/Metro 6.9%
    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 27.59%
    Driving 36.5 min Walking 0.63 min Overall average time for 20.75 kms 37.13 min
  • Motorbike 10.34%
    Motorbike 45 min Walking 0.33 min Overall average time for 21.67 kms 45.33 min

How to Reach Negombo from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Ragama to Negombo 5.58 km 5 mins
Wellampitiya to Negombo 5.68 km 5 mins
Kelaniya to Negombo 7.01 km 7 mins
Malabe to Negombo 12.1 km 12 mins
Colombo to Negombo 30.07 km 15 mins
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