Colombo Airport Informational Guide to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) - Non Official

Colombo Airport Bus

See more information about the bus services at Colombo Airport:

Inter-terminal shuttle

There’s a shuttle bus between Colombo Airport and the airport bus station (Katunayake Airport Bus Station) which is located 500 metres from the terminals.

Colombo Express Bus

Colombo Express Bus connects Colombo Airport and the city centre. 

Travel time is about an hour and buses depart every 30 minutes.


05:30am – 08:30pm.


Central Bus Station, Pettah Fort, Colombo Fort Station.


Bus stop is located about 50 metres of the airport premises.


One-way ticket cost is Rs 110.00.


Route no.187 Kantunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Fort

Get from Colombo Airport to Colombo city centre.

Note that this is the most direct bus to downtown Colombo.


Buses run 24 hours and depart every 45 minutes.

Total travel time is about 1.5 - 2 hours.


Buses depart from Katunayake Airport Bus Station.

You can get there by the inter-terminal shuttle (see below).

Tuk-tuk is also a worth way to get there although they are not allowed to enter to the airport premises.

Alternatively you can take a taxi.


One-way ticket is Rs 110.00.