There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Kalkudah by bus, train, taxi or car

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  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$18 - $22

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar Colombo Commuter

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalkudah 97.4 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalkudah 97.4 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah is to drive which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2800 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kalkudah is 133 km. The road distance is 155.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Colombo to Kalkudah, including transfers.

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Kalkudah hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kalkudah twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Pettah CTB to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kalkudah
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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