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Distance from CMB airport to Dambulla??


Can anyone advise on the distance frm Airport to Dambulla, Is it best to travel by bus?

Your advise highly appreciated


5 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Puerto Princesa

I believe transport time from the airport to Dumballa is 2 hrs by taxi but i have no information on buses.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Fredericia

Even by taxi it will take approx. 3.5 hours from Colombo Airport to Dambulla. The distance is approx. 130 km. (Google maps give totally unrealistic travel times in Sri Lanka!!).

Bus is not the best way, but the cheapest.

From the airport you have to take bus 187 (from the road just outside the airport gate) to Katunayake Bus Station. There are no direct buses to Dambulla, so you will have to take a bus to Kurunegala and change there. Depending on waiting times between buses the journey can easily take 5-6 hours.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Los Barriles

good info, as usual, Hans; also, if one has much luggage, you can be charged for an additional seat to put it in, as there are usually no compartments

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Colombo

Distance from Colombo Dambulla is 148 km and travel time will be 3 to 4 hours during peak time and in the night about 3hours by a private vehicle.(Taxi)

answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Hi ,

Thanks for your advise, will use a taxi from the Airport..

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