There are 10 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.

Recommended option

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

$46 - $58

Cheapest option

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

8 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h

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

$1 - $3

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 23 min

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

$247 - $771

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 50 min

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

$137 - $294

Bus, taxi to Hatton, fly to Weerawila  •  5 h 14 min

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

$287 - $446

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

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, Flydubai flies from Colombo to Hambantota 4 times a week.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
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
$45 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Hambantota is 167 km. The road distance is 237 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 130000.

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.

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