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

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Train  •  3 h 4 min

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

$18 - $23

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Train via Maho  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Maho A.C. - Intercity / ...

$21 - $27

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Galewela 84.6 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Galewela 84.6 miles

$10 - $15

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  1 h 56 min

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

$43 - $179

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$236 - $569

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Galewela is to drive which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2600 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Galewela is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 31000 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Galewela is 122 km. The road distance is 135.4 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Galewela without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Colombo to Galewela, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Galewela is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Galewela is 135 km. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Colombo to Galewela.

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

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There are 204+ hotels available in Galewela. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Galewela.
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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Galewela 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Galewela twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Ganewatte
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Maho
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Galewela
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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Trips to Galewela