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There are 7 ways to get from Badulla to Matara by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Wellawaya  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$24 - $30

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Bus  •  5h 45m

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

$1 - $2

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Taxi  •  3h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Matara 123.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Badulla to Matara 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  3h 17m

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

$92 - $346

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala  •  3h 3m

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

$77 - $270

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  2h 50m

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW

$75 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Badulla to Matara is to bus which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 290 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Badulla to Matara is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 45000 and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Badulla and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Badulla and Matara is 129 km. The road distance is 198.2 km.

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The best way to get from Badulla to Matara without a car is to bus which takes 4h 48m and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Badulla to Matara, including transfers.

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Badulla to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Badulla station.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Badulla to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Badulla to Matara is 198 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Badulla to Matara.

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  • Distance: 80.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Badulla to Matara every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Badulla to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Matara
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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