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

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Bus, taxi  •  3h 1m

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

$31 - $46

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Train  •  3h 4m

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

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  2h 11m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Gampola 76.1 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Gampola 76.1 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to Katugastota  •  1h 10m

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

$29 - $161

Fly to Hatton  •  1h 35m

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

$44 - $222

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Gampola is to fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 28000 and takes 1h 10m.

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

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The distance between Colombo and Gampola is 84 km. The road distance is 121.8 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Gampola without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3h 1m and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Colombo to Gampola, including transfers.

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Colombo to Gampola train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Gampola is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs Rs. 120 - Rs. 400. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 28000 and takes 1h 10m.

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

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Colombo to Gampola train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Gampola station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Gampola.
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  • Distance: 52.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Gampola 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3h 4m. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Gampola twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Gampola
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 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 Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
1h 22m
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Gampola is 122 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Colombo to Gampola.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1360+ hotels available in Gampola. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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

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