There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Matara by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train • 2 h 42 min
$1 - $3
3 alternative options
Bus • 5 h 10 min
$1 - $3
Taxi • 1 h 53 min
$65 - $85
Drive • 1 h 53 min
$11 - $17
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Matara is to train which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 470 and takes 2 h 42 min.
The quickest way to get from Colombo to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000 and takes 1 h 53 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Kamburugamuwa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 42 min.
The distance between Colombo and Matara is 133 km. The road distance is 150.9 km.
The best way to get from Colombo to Matara without a car is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 470.
The train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa takes 2 h 42 min including transfers and departs every four hours.
Colombo to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.
Colombo to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.
The best way to get from Colombo to Matara is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 190 - Rs. 440 and takes 5 h 10 min.
What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Matara, Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Matara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Matara every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 42 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- $1 - $2
- 1st Class
- $2 - $3
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More Questions & Answers
Colombo to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.
Colombo to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.
Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Matara is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Colombo to Matara.
There are 1673+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.