There are 10 ways to get from Colombo to Bundala National Park by train, taxi, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kamburugamuwa to Bundala National Park

$46 - $58

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota 32-1

$6 - $11

8 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$14 - $18

Taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Bundala National Park 150 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Bundala National Park 150 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Colombo to Hambantota  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI

$242 - $765

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 3 min

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

$82 - $269

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 41 min

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

$112 - $264

Bus, taxi to Hatton, fly to Weerawila  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Maharagama to Avissawella
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Hatton
  3. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Weerawila (WRZ) NUF - WRZ

$281 - $438

Train to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Palle Talavinna
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI

$232 - $766

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Bundala National Park is to train and bus which costs Rs. 900 - Rs. 1800 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Bundala National Park is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Bundala National Park is 169 km. The road distance is 240 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Colombo to Bundala National Park, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Bundala National Park every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 8 h. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Colombo to Bundala National Park once daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Palle Talavinna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
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
Bus from Maharagama to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Kamburugamuwa to Bundala National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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