There are 4 ways to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Pottuvil to Monaragala
  2. Take the bus from Monaragala to Dehiattakandiya
  3. Take a taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Dambulla

$54 - $66

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Taxi  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Dambulla 145.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Arugam Bay to Dambulla 145.7 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Arugam Bay to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Dambulla

$309 - $498

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The cheapest way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 4100 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 49000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Arugam Bay and Dambulla is 173 km. The road distance is 233.2 km.

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The best way to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 9 h 41 min and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arugam Bay to Dambulla is 233 km. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Arugam Bay to Dambulla.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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Map of how to get from Arugam Bay to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 108 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

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 Pottuvil, take the bus to Monaragala, take the bus to Dehiattakandiya, then take the taxi to Dambulla. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dambulla.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pottuvil to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$2
Bus from Monaragala to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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