There are 8 ways to get from Badulla to Galle by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Badulla to Galle Bus Station 31-2

$1 - $3

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Train  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Badulla to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$3 - $8

Taxi  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Galle 149.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Badulla to Galle 149.1 miles

$18 - $27

Taxi to Hatton, fly  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$70 - $261

Taxi to Katugastota, fly  •  3 h

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$401 - $723

Taxi to Hambantota, fly  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Koggala (KCT) HRI - KCT

$306 - $457

Taxi to Weerawila, fly  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Weerawila
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Koggala (KCT) WRZ - KCT

$305 - $476

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Badulla to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 250 - Rs. 340 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Badulla to Galle is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 48000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Badulla and Galle is 141 km. The road distance is 238.6 km.

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The bus from Badulla to Galle Bus Station takes 6 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Badulla and arriving at Galle Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Badulla to Galle. However, there are services departing from Badulla and arriving at Galle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 26 min.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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Map of how to get from Badulla to Galle.
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  • Distance: 88 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Badulla, Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Badulla to Galle once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Badulla to Galle via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 26 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Weerawila to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Badulla to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Badulla to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $4
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Galle
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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