There are 10 ways to get from Colombo to Hambantota by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
$2 - $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
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Hambantota
Avg. 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 - $5
Super Lux
$7
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
1 h 37 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo to Hambantota?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota?

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Hambantota is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs Rs. 75000.

Is there a direct bus between Colombo and Hambantota?

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.

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Hambantota?

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