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

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Bus via Wellawaya  •  4 h 48 min

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

$25 - $30

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$1 - $2

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Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Matara 123.8 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Badulla to Matara 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

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

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

$77 - $262

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 54 min

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

$75 - $266

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

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

$405 - $727

Questions & Answers

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

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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 2 h 50 min.

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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 5 h 45 min.

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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 4 h 48 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min 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 Hambantota Airport to Dickwella Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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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 3 h 22 min to drive from Badulla to Matara.

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

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 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
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
3 h 55 min
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
5 h 45 min
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
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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

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There are 1557+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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