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There are 4 ways to get from Galle to Matara by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Matara Bus Station 32-1 / ...

$1

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Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Kamburugamuwa Local Trains / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Matara 27.5 miles

$20 - $24

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Matara 27.5 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Matara is to bus which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4200 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Galle Bus Station station and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Galle and arriving at Kamburugamuwa. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Galle and Matara is 37 km. The road distance is 44 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Matara without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110.

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The bus from Galle Bus Station to Matara Bus Station takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Galle to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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Galle to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Galle station.

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The best way to get from Galle to Matara is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 140 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Matara.
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  • Distance: 22.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Matara, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Matara hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Galle to Matara 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Matara
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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Galle to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Galle to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Matara is 44 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Galle to Matara.

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