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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Tangalle by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kamburugamuwa to Tangalle

$20 - $27

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station 32-1

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Tangalle 117.7 miles

$85 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Tangalle 117.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 57 min

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

$96 - $284

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$261 - $791

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 440 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle is to taxi which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Tangalle Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Colombo and Tangalle is 146 km. The road distance is 188.3 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Tangalle without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 26 min and costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 4600.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Colombo to Tangalle, including transfers.

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Colombo to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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

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Colombo to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Tangalle Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Tangalle is 188 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Colombo to Tangalle.

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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Tangalle, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Tangalle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Kamburugamuwa to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24

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

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There are 565+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 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 Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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