There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 26 min

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

$1 - $3

5 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$1 - $5

Taxi  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Diyatalawa 119 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Diyatalawa 119 miles

$14 - $21

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 23 min

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

$51 - $234

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 58 min

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

$72 - $214

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Diyatalawa, Uva, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Diyatalawa hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Diyatalawa 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 8 h 33 min.

Airlines
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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Diyatalawa
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Diyatalawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Diyatalawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo to Diyatalawa?

The distance between Colombo and Diyatalawa is 123 km. The road distance is 190 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa is to bus which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 470 and takes 6 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa?

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 23 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 37000.

Is there a direct train between Colombo and Diyatalawa?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Diyatalawa. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Colombo and Diyatalawa?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB and arriving at Diyatalawa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Diyatalawa?

The bus from Pettah CTB to Diyatalawa takes 6 h 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.