There are 8 ways to get from Colombo to Arugam Bay by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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

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Bus, taxi  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$57 - $73

7 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Badulla Express Train
  2. Take a taxi from Badulla to Arugam Bay

$57 - $75

Taxi  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Arugam Bay 200.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Arugam Bay 200.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  2 h 56 min

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

$72 - $274

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 38 min

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

$102 - $254

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 36 min

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

$112 - $304

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Arugam Bay

$301 - $836

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 3800 - Rs. 6000 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Arugam Bay is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 56 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 44000.

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The distance between Colombo and Arugam Bay is 219 km. The road distance is 321 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to get from Colombo to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Colombo to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the bus to Kataragama then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the train to Badulla then take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

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
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Badulla
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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