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There are 5 ways to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park by taxi, plane, bus or train

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Taxi, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Chilaw to Colombo
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Trincomalee (TRR)

Cheapest

Taxi, train

  1. Take a taxi from Chilaw to Maho Junction ,Sri Lanka
  2. Take the train from Maho Junction ,Sri Lanka to Trincomalee Station

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Chilaw to Medawachchiya
  2. Travel from Medawachchiya to Pigeon Island National Park

Bus, travel via Vavuniya

  1. Take the bus from Chilaw to Vavuniya
  2. Travel from Vavuniya to Pigeon Island National Park

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chilaw to Pettah
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee
Chilaw → Pigeon Island National Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pigeon Island National Park is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pigeon Island National Park is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Pigeon Island National Park 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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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park is to taxi and train, which costs Rs. 4400 - Rs. 5500 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 95000 and takes 2h 8m.

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The distance between Chilaw and Pigeon Island National Park is 200 km.

The best way to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park without a car is to bus and travel which takes 3h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Trincomalee Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Trincomalee Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Pigeon Island National Park. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park.
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  • Distance: 200 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Chilaw, Sri Lanka and Pigeon Island National Park, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Chilaw to Pigeon Island National Park via Pettah, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Trincomalee in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 65000 - Rs. 120000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 65000 - Rs. 120000
Train operators
Bus operators
NCG Express
Phone
077 107 55 55
Website
ncgexpress.com
Bus from Chilaw to Medawachchiya
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
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ncgexpress.com
Bus from Chilaw to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
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ncgexpress.com
Bus from Chilaw to Pettah
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
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ncgexpress.com
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 430 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 960
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 1070
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Chilaw to Colombo
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
Rs. 3000 - Rs. 3600

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