There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Dematagoda to Mirigama Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Mirigama to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$11 - $15

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Taxi  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 55.5 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 55.5 miles

$6 - $10

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$36 - $169

Fly to Colombo, taxi  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

$50 - $244

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

$56 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to drive which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1700 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to fly which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 72 km. The road distance is 88.7 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2600.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2600. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 31 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 Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 89 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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

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There are 161+ hotels available in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
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  • Distance: 45.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage via Mirigama and Polgahawela in around 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 4 times a day.

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 Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Dematagoda to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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