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

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Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...

$1 - $3

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Train  •  7h 41m

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

$1 - $5

Taxi  •  2h 55m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Haputale 113.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Haputale 113.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2h 28m

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

$46 - $225

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  3h 4m

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

$66 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Haputale is to bus which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 470 and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Haputale is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 39000 and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB and arriving at Haputale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Haputale. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 41m.

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The distance between Colombo and Haputale is 123 km. The road distance is 181.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Haputale without a car is to bus which takes 6h 13m and costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 470.

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The bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale takes 6h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Haputale is to bus which takes 6h 13m and costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 750 and takes 7h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Haputale.
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  • Distance: 77 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Haputale, Uva, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Haputale hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6h 13m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Haputale 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 7h 41m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Haputale
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Haputale
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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

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Colombo to Haputale bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Haputale station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Haputale is 181 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Colombo to Haputale.

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

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There are 838+ hotels available in Haputale. Prices start at $17 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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