There are 5 ways to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla by taxi, bus, train, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Tangalle
  2. Take the bus from Tangalle to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla

Rs. 8151 - Rs. 9700

Cheapest option

Taxi, train, bus  •  15h 11m

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Elle
  2. Take the train from Elle to Fort Station
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla

Rs. 7484 - Rs. 9417

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4h 37m

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Dambulla 233.7 km

Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Arugam Bay to Dambulla 233.7 km

Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4600

Taxi, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Kandy (KDW) HRI - KDW
  3. Take a taxi from Kandy to Dambulla

Rs. 17908 - Rs. 52436

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The cheapest way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4600 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla is to taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000 and takes 4h 37m.

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The distance between Arugam Bay and Dambulla is 173 km. The road distance is 233.7 km.

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The best way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 9h 44m and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000.

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It takes approximately 9h 44m to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Kandy Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arugam Bay to Dambulla is 234 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Arugam Bay to Dambulla.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Hambantota Airport to Kandy Airport.

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There are 636+ hotels available in Dambulla. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 172.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 44m

What companies run services between Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka and Dambulla, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Arugam Bay to Dambulla. However, you can take the taxi to Tangalle, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, then take the bus to Dambulla. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Elle, take the train to Fort Station, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, then take the bus to Dambulla.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 24000 - Rs. 60000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 3500 - Rs. 35000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 850
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 140 - Rs. 230
2nd Class
Rs. 260 - Rs. 410
1st Class
Rs. 650 - Rs. 850
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Tangalle to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 230 - Rs. 310
Schedules at
busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 230 - Rs. 310
Semi Lux
Rs. 370 - Rs. 450
AirCon
Rs. 500 - Rs. 600
Super Lux
Rs. 837
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Semi Lux
Rs. 250 - Rs. 300
AirCon
Rs. 340 - Rs. 390
Super Lux
Rs. 581
Other operators
Taxi from Arugam Bay to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Estimated price
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500
Arugam Bay Taxi
Phone
+94 77 97 78 939
Website
arugamtaxi.com

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