There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Badulla by bus, train, taxi, 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  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Badulla 99 / ...

$1 - $3

5 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Badulla Express Train

$1 - $6

Taxi  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Badulla 139.2 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Badulla 139.2 miles

$16 - $25

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 54 min

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

$67 - $209

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 32 min

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

$62 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Badulla is to bus which costs Rs. 250 - Rs. 470 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Badulla is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 32 min and costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 40000.

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The distance between Colombo and Badulla is 133 km. The road distance is 223 km.

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The bus from Pettah CTB to Badulla takes 7 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB and arriving at Badulla. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Badulla. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Badulla hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Badulla 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 9 h 32 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
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
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
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
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 Pettah CTB to Badulla
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Badulla
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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