There are 3 ways to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train, taxi  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Ragama
  3. Take the train from Ragama to Gampaha
  4. Take the train from Gampaha to Mirigama
  5. Take the train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
  6. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

$16 - $18

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.2 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage 46.2 miles

$5 - $9

What companies run services between Bandaranaike Int. Airport, Sri Lanka and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. However, you can take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Ragama, take the train to Gampaha, take the train to Mirigama, take the train to Polgahawela, then take the taxi to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Ragama
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Ragama to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$11 - $13

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?

The distance between Bandaranaike Int. Airport and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 57 km. The road distance is 74 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?

The cheapest way to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to drive which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300 and takes 1 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?

The quickest way to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to taxi which takes 1 h 28 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500.

How long does it take to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?

It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Bandaranaike Int. Airport to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including transfers.