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There are 4 ways to get from Borella to Puttalam by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Maradana to Puttalam

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Borella to Puttalam

Drive

  1. Drive from Borella to Puttalam
Borella → Puttalam
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Puttalam is 1912.

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

The social distance requirement in Puttalam is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Borella to Puttalam is to train which costs Rs. 60 - Rs. 470 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Borella to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8000 and takes 2h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maradana and arriving at Puttalam. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Borella and Puttalam is 125 km. The road distance is 133.7 km.

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The best way to get from Borella to Puttalam without a car is to bus which takes 3h 19m and costs Rs. 480 - Rs. 650.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Borella to Puttalam, including transfers.

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Borella to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Maradana station.

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The best way to get from Borella to Puttalam is to bus which takes 3h 19m and costs Rs. 480 - Rs. 650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 60 - Rs. 470 and takes 4h 17m.

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Borella to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Puttalam station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Borella to Puttalam is 134 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Borella to Puttalam.

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Map of how to get from Borella to Puttalam.
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  • Distance: 124.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Borella, Sri Lanka and Puttalam, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 150 - Rs. 210 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Maradana to Puttalam 4 times a week. Tickets cost Rs. 60 - Rs. 470 and the journey takes 4h 17m.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Borella to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Estimated price
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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