There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Gampola by bus, taxi, train, 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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Bus, taxi  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Maharagama to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Gampola

$36 - $46

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 4 min

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

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Gampola 76.1 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Gampola 76.1 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$32 - $162

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$47 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Gampola is to train which costs Rs. 120 - Rs. 400 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Gampola is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 26000.

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The distance between Colombo and Gampola is 84 km. The road distance is 122 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Colombo to Gampola, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Gampola. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Gampola, Central, Sri Lanka?

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

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 Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Gampola
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 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 Avissawella to Gampola
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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