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There are 6 ways to get from Bentota to Kalkudah by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Aluthgama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Katunayake to Puttalam

Bus via Colombo

  1. Take the bus from Aluthgama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Pettah to Puttalam

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aluthgama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam

Train

  1. Take the train from Aluthgama Station to Maradana
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Kalkudah

Drive

  1. Drive from Bentota to Kalkudah
Bentota → Kalkudah
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kalkudah is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kalkudah is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kalkudah is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bentota to Kalkudah is to bus, which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 2600 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bentota to Kalkudah is to taxi which costs Rs. 20000 - Rs. 25000 and takes 3h 38m.

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The distance between Bentota and Kalkudah is 190 km. The road distance is 228 km.

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The best way to get from Bentota to Kalkudah without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 18m and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2800.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Bentota to Kalkudah, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bentota to Kalkudah is to bus via Colombo which takes 6h 47m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 3000 and takes 7h 8m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bentota to Kalkudah is 228 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Bentota to Kalkudah.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Kalkudah. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bentota to Kalkudah.
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  • Distance: 190.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Bentota, Sri Lanka and Kalkudah, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Bentota to Kalkudah via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, Pettah, and Puttalam in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bentota to Kalkudah via Colombo Fort and Puttalam in around 7h 8m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 50 - Rs. 420
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 360
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 420
Train from Aluthgama Station to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 220 - Rs. 340
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 220 - Rs. 300
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 240 - Rs. 340
Train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 60 - Rs. 470
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 400
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 340 - Rs. 470
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Aluthgama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 95 - Rs. 130
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 95 - Rs. 130
Semi Lux
Rs. 100 - Rs. 130
AirCon
Rs. 150 - Rs. 180
Super Lux
Rs. 275
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Semi Lux
Rs. 220 - Rs. 270
AirCon
Rs. 310 - Rs. 350
Super Lux
Rs. 523
Other operators
Taxi from Bentota to Kalkudah
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Estimated price
Rs. 20000 - Rs. 25000
Bentota Taxi
Phone
+94 71 39 09 573
Website
bentotataxi.com

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