There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Giriulla 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.

Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Katunayake Bus Station to Giriulla

$20 - $24

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Maradana to Gampaha Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Gampaha to Mirigama Colombo Commuter / ...

$10 - $13

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Giriulla 40.7 miles

$29 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Giriulla 40.7 miles

$4 - $8

Fly  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB

$39 - $226

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Giriulla is to drive which costs Rs. 750 - Rs. 1200 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Giriulla is to taxi which costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 6000 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Giriulla is 54 km. The road distance is 65.2 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Colombo to Giriulla, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Giriulla, North Western, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Colombo to Giriulla via Gampaha and Mirigama in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Giriulla 5 times a day.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Maradana to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Katunayake Bus Station to Giriulla
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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