There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park by train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Minneriya National Park

$50 - $66

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Train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana Express Train

$19 - $26

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 130.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 130.8 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Minneriya National Park

$56 - $199

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$242 - $577

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Minneriya National Park

$71 - $269

Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Minneriya National Park is 160 km. The road distance is 209.3 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Minneriya National Park is 209 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Colombo to Minneriya National Park.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 745+ hotels available in Minneriya National Park. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park.
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  • Distance: 100.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Minneriya National Park once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Minneriya National Park twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Habarana
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Minneriya National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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