There are 9 ways to get from Colombo to Hambantota 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 19 min

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

$41 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Hambantota 32-1

$1 - $3

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota 32-1

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Hambantota 148.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Hambantota 148.2 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 59 min

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

$107 - $304

Fly Colombo to Hambantota  •  3 h 28 min

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

$247 - $771

Train to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Palle Talavinna
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI

$237 - $772

Bus, taxi to Hatton, fly to Hambantota  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Maharagama to Avissawella
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Hatton
  3. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Hambantota (HRI) NUF - HRI

$393 - $603

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota is to bus which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 440 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Hambantota is 167 km. The road distance is 237.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Colombo to Hambantota, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Hambantota. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Hambantota is to bus which takes 7 h and costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 440. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 3 h 28 min.

Mode details

Colombo to Hambantota bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Pettah CTB station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Hambantota.
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  • Distance: 104.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Hambantota every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7 h. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Colombo to Hambantota 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 Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Hatton to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $550
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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
Train from Colombo Fort to Palle Talavinna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $4
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
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 Kamburugamuwa to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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