There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Ampara by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Ampara

$57 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Ampara 35-1 / ...

$17 - $24

5 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Ampara

$92 - $234

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Ampara

$117 - $314

Train, taxi  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train
  2. Take a taxi from Valachchenei to Ampara

$42 - $61

Taxi  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Ampara 213.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Ampara 213.6 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Ampara is to bus which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3900 and takes 11 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Ampara is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 41000 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Ampara is 206 km. The road distance is 341.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Colombo to Ampara, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ampara, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Colombo to Ampara via Haputale and Wellawaya in around 11 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Ampara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Ampara
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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