Ceylon Lodge to Colombo:

Discover your best transportation options in 2023 at Ceylon Lodge Airport Transit Hostel! Whether you prefer taxis, buses, or trains – we’ve got you covered. Make the most of  your Sri Lankan adventure with our in-depth guide.

About Ceylon Lodge


Ceylon Lodge Airport Transit Hostel is a budget-friendly village hostel built in a modern way. Located right in-between the Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo. The hostel offers multiple transportation options from choosing the budget-friendly public transportation to booking a private vehicle for your transfer. Note! That the bus stop is located right next Ceylon Lodge with buses moving to Negombo every 10 minutes.

  • 5 minutes away from the airport
  • 10 minutes drive from the hostel to Negombo town.

From Ceylon Lodge to Negombo Bus Terminal

  • Take the 242 bus from Ceylon Lodge to Negombo.
  • The ride will be only 10 minutes depending with the traffic.
  • Ticket cost will be 100 Rupees per person.

From Negombo to Colombo

  • From Negombo bus terminal you could either take the highway AC bus or the normal bus to Colombo.
  • The ticket cost to the AC bus will be 300 Rupees per person.
  • Ticket cost for the normal bus will be 150 Rupees per person.

By Taxi

  • On your request Ceylon Lodge could arrange you private vehicle to transfer to Colombo.

By Train

  • Take the 242 bus from Ceylon Lodge to Negombo railway station.
  • Bus ticket will 100 Rupees per person.
  • Train tickets are starting from 100 Rupees per person.


 Taxi: Explore the Convenience of Taxi Travel

  • Distance: 40 kilometers
  • Travel Time: 1.00 – 1.15 hours
  • Cost: Approx. 6000 Sri Lankan rupees
  • Always confirm prices with the operator
  • Recommended Service: Sri Lanka Driver Guide
  • Professional drivers, English-speaking, and online booking available

  Bus: Budget-Friendly Bus Travel

  • Affordable fares
  • Buses available, but expect crowds
  • Best Route: Negombo to Pettah
  • Consider bringing your own food
  • Budget-friendly travel option

 Train: Scenic Train Journeys

  • Efficient rail connectivity
  • Frequent trains from Negombo to Colombo
  • Travel Time: 40 minutes to 1 hour
  • Cost-effective with tickets starting at Rs. 100.00
  • Second and third-class options
  • Best travel times: 08:30 am – 04:00 pm and 06:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Explore your options and plan your journey wisely for an unforgettable Sri Lankan experience.