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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Bandarawela by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kandy Good Shed Bus Station
  2. Take a taxi from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Bandarawela

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Train

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Bandarawela

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Bandarawela

Drive

  1. Drive from Colombo to Bandarawela

Fly to Hatton, taxi

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

Fly to Kandy, taxi

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kandy (KDW)
  2. Take a taxi from Kandy to Bandarawela

Colombo to Bandarawela by train

The train journey time between Colombo and Bandarawela is around 8h 41m and covers a distance of around 260 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 8m. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the Colombo to Bandarawela train service departs from Fort Station and arrives in Bandarawela. Typically 32 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
8h 41m
Fastest train time:
8h 8m
Train distance:
260 km
Trains per week:
32
Cheapest price:
Rs. 420
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:55
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Colombo to Bandarawela train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Bandarawela is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 700 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Bandarawela is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 55000 and takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Station station and arriving at Bandarawela. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 8m.

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The distance between Colombo and Bandarawela is 126 km. The road distance is 187.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Bandarawela without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5h 16m and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 11000.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Colombo to Bandarawela, including transfers.

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Colombo to Bandarawela train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Fort Station.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Colombo to Bandarawela train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Bandarawela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Bandarawela is 187 km. It takes approximately 2h 59m to drive from Colombo to Bandarawela.

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  • Distance: 126.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Bandarawela 4 times a day. Tickets cost Rs. 420 - Rs. 700 and the journey takes 8h 8m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4700 - Rs. 70000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 9000 - Rs. 95000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4700 - Rs. 70000
Train operators
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 Kandy Good Shed Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
AirCon
Rs. 270 - Rs. 310
Super Lux
Rs. 458
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Estimated price
Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+ 94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site
Kandy Budget Taxi
Phone
+ 94 71 21 08 210
Website
kandybudgettaxi.com

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Bandarawela. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 650 - Rs. 800.

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