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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Ambalangoda to Colombo

Drive

  1. Drive from Ambalangoda to Colombo

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The cheapest way to get from Ambalangoda to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 160 and takes 2h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Ambalangoda to Colombo is to taxi which takes 1h 22m and costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Fort Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Ambalangoda and Colombo is 81 km. The road distance is 102.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Colombo without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 380.

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The train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station takes 1h 28m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Ambalangoda to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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Ambalangoda to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Colombo is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 160 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Ambalangoda to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 81.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 28m

What companies run services between Ambalangoda, Southern, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost Rs. 100 - Rs. 380 and the journey takes 1h 28m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 110 - Rs. 160 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Semi Lux
Rs. 140 - Rs. 180
AirCon
Rs. 210 - Rs. 240
Super Lux
Rs. 362
Other operators
Taxi from Ambalangoda to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Estimated price
Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000
Hikkaduwa Taxi Service
Phone
+94 76 695 2292
Website
hikkaduwataxiservice.com
Bentota Taxi
Phone
+94 71 39 09 573
Website
bentotataxi.com

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Ambalangoda to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Ambalangoda to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Fort Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambalangoda to Colombo is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Ambalangoda to Colombo.

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