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.

When to visit Negombo

Negombo in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 5338
1 night at 3-star hotel
Negombo in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 5338
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


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


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Negombo.


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 SR RENT A CAR and Europcar, among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Negombo

Airlines serving Negombo

Good (509 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,129 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,734 reviews)
Air France
Good (638 reviews)
Good (1,191 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,706 reviews)
Excellent (1,460 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,655 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (589 reviews)
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Good (1,458 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (223 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (218 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (104 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (653 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (75 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,671 reviews)
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Where to stay in Negombo

Average rates range from around ₹ 2,078 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 6,369 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Negombo

Most booked hotels in Negombo

Heritance Negombo
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
₹ 8,421+
Hostel First @ Colombo Airport
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
₹ 826+
Jetwing Blue
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
₹ 5,119+
Amagi Aria
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
₹ 3,385+
Hotel J Negombo
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
₹ 1,899+
Ramada by Wyndham Katunayake Colombo International Airport
Good (7, Good reviews)
₹ 5,119+

Hiring a car in Negombo

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 30% more expensive than at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl.

Expect to pay ₹ 108 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 ₹ 1,298 and ₹ 1,730.