There are 8 ways to get from Colombo to Embilipitiya 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.

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Train, taxi  •  4 h 11 min

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

$36 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

$18 - $25

6 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Pelmadulla 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Pelmadulla to Embilipitiya

$19 - $25

Taxi  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Embilipitiya 102.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Embilipitiya 102.4 miles

$12 - $18

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 7 min

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

$57 - $244

Fly Colombo to Hambantota  •  3 h 46 min

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

$246 - $769

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 19 min

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

$92 - $239

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Embilipitiya is to drive which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2900 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Embilipitiya is to taxi which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Embilipitiya is 129 km. The road distance is 163.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Colombo to Embilipitiya, including transfers.

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Embilipitiya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Colombo to Embilipitiya once daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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
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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Pelmadulla
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Pettah CTB to Balangoda
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Kamburugamuwa to Embilipitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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