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
1 night at 3-star hotel
Negombo in August
Estimated hotel price
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 6 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Negombo is to pick up a car hire from Colombo, which is about 30 km from Negombo. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and Europcar, among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Negombo

Airlines serving Negombo

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British Airways
Good (3,456 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Air France
Good (838 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,208 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,032 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (732 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (602 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (320 reviews)
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Ethiopian Air
Good (285 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,295 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (822 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,013 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 $46 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $173 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)
Jetwing Sea
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Jetwing Blue
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
Amagi Aria
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
Hotel J Negombo
Good (7.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Negombo

Expect to pay $2.18 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 $26.11 and $34.81. Compact (Perodua Axia or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Negombo, while also 13% cheaper than other types, on average.