How to Reach Negombo - 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: 18.52 km Average time: 59.48 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 36.67%
    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 13.33%
    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 6.67%
    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 30%
    Driving 39.11 min Walking 0.56 min Overall average time for 19.78 kms 39.67 min
  • Motorbike 10%
    Motorbike 45 min Walking 0.33 min Overall average time for 21.67 kms 45.33 min

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How to Reach Negombo from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Ragama to Negombo 5.58 km 5 mins
Wattala to Negombo 5.58 km 5 mins
Wellampitiya to Negombo 5.68 km 5 mins
Colombo to Negombo 5.74 km 5 mins
Kelaniya to Negombo 7.01 km 7 mins
Pannipitiya to Negombo 11.43 km 11 mins
Malabe to Negombo 12.1 km 12 mins
Bandaranayake to Negombo 52.74 km 52 mins
Hyderabad to Negombo 262.77 km 4 hours 22 mins
Malé to Negombo 711.34 km 11 hours 51 mins
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