Negombo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Negombo

With a population of 137,223, Negombo is a must-see destination in Western, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Negombo to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Negombo

Negombo in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 1201
1 night at 3-star hotel
Negombo in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 1201
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Negombo in April, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is March, when it can get as cold as 23 °C, with an average temperature of 25 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 370 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Negombo, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Negombo

Plane

When flying to Negombo, you’ll arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB), which is located 4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Negombo is to pick up a car hire from Colombo, which is about 19 miles from Negombo. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Sri Lanka Rent a Car, among others, in Colombo.

Plane

When flying to Negombo, you’ll arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB), which is located 4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Negombo is to pick up a car hire from Colombo, which is about 19 miles from Negombo. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Sri Lanka Rent a Car, among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Negombo

Airlines serving Negombo

Lufthansa
Good (4,719 reviews)
KLM
Good (833 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,682 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,223 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,619 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,396 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,126 reviews)
Finnair
Good (830 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,855 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (422 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (546 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (748 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,562 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (191 reviews)
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Where to stay in Negombo

From 5-star hotels such as the Amagi Aria to great affordable options like the J Leaf Hotel By Blue Bird, Negombo offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around ₹ 2,419 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 8,481 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Negombo

Most booked hotels in Negombo

Sentido Heritance Negombo
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
₹ 11,914+
Camelot Beach Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
₹ 5,480+
Good wood Airport Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
₹ 3,674+
Jetwing Sea
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
₹ 6,000+
Amagi Aria
5 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
₹ 4,502+
Hotel J Negombo
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
₹ 2,672+

Hiring a car in Negombo

Hiring a car in Negombo costs ₹ 3,838 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Negombo.

Expect to pay ₹ 116 per litre in Negombo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,393 and ₹ 1,857. The most frequently booked car type in Negombo is Compact (Perodua Axia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan March or similar) is, on average, 34% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Negombo costs ₹ 3,838 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Negombo.

Expect to pay ₹ 116 per litre in Negombo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,393 and ₹ 1,857. The most frequently booked car type in Negombo is Compact (Perodua Axia or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan March or similar) is, on average, 34% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.