Galle Airports

Galle doesn’t have an airport itself. Bandaranayake Airport is the biggest, international airport nearby, but it’s not really that close. Before you get there, you need to travel about 150 kilometers. Below you can read how to get to Galle by train, bus and taxi. There are a few airports that are closer to Galle, but they might not handle airplanes to other countries.

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Galle's airport info

  • Bandaranayake Airport
    153 kilometers
    Although it is the biggest airport nearby Galle, it is quite far to travel to. Here’s a list of travel times.
    • By Taxi: 2,5 hours; about €90,-
    • By Bus: 3 hours; about €4,-
    • By Train: 3 hours; about €2,-
    The busses depart every 15 minutes, or as soon as they are full, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m..
    Traveling by train or bus? Try to be there at least half an hour early, this will increase the chance of having a place to sit down, as both of them can get pretty crowded. 
  • SLAF Katukurunda
    10 kilometers
    This airport is one of the smaller ones, way closer to Galle. However, it is rarely used for commercial transportation flights. 

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