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There are 3 ways to get from Colombo to Bentota by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama Colombo Commuter / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Bentota 48.8 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Bentota 48.8 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Bentota is to train which costs Rs. 60 - Rs. 210 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Bentota is to taxi which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Aluthgama. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Bentota is 59 km. The road distance is 78.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Bentota without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs Rs. 60 - Rs. 210.

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The train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama takes 1 h 52 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Colombo to Bentota train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Bentota is 78 km. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Colombo to Bentota.

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There are 721+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Bentota hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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