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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Kalkudah by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar Colombo Commuter

$17 - $22

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalkudah 97.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalkudah 97.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah is to drive which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3000 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kalkudah is 133 km. The road distance is 155.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Colombo to Kalkudah, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah is to bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3900 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kalkudah is 156 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Colombo to Kalkudah.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Kalkudah. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kalkudah.
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  • Distance: 82.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Kalkudah hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kalkudah twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kalkudah
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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