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. Negombo deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Negombo

Negombo in June
Estimated hotel price
S$ 95
1 night at 3-star hotel
Negombo in June
Estimated hotel price
S$ 95
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 6 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Negombo, you’ll arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl (CMB), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Airports near Negombo

Airlines serving Negombo

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,364 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (559 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 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 S$ 38 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 154 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)
S$ 191+
Camelot Beach Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 88+
Jetwing Sea
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
S$ 95+
Amagi Aria
5 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
S$ 81+
Hotel J Negombo
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
S$ 42+
Randi Homestay
2 stars
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
S$ 13+

Hiring a car in Negombo

Expect to pay S$ 1.67 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 S$ 19.97 and S$ 26.62. Compact (Perodua Axia or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Negombo, while also 34% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay S$ 1.67 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 S$ 19.97 and S$ 26.62. Compact (Perodua Axia or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Negombo, while also 34% cheaper than other types, on average.