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There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Ampara by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly, taxi  •  2 h 18 min

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

$55 - $249

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 / ...

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Ampara

$29 - $41

Taxi  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Ampara 213.6 miles

$120 - $150

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. 2800 - Rs. 3800 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. 9500 - Rs. 43000 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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The best way to get from Colombo to Ampara without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 26 min and costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3800.

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

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Ampara is 342 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Colombo to Ampara.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Ampara. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Ampara.
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  • Distance: 129 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 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
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
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 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Ampara
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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