There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Kalpitiya 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 via Puttalam  •  4 h 44 min

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

$23 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya 7

$1 - $2

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$23 - $30

Taxi  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalpitiya 105.8 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalpitiya 105.8 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalpitiya is to bus which costs Rs. 190 - Rs. 310 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalpitiya is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kalpitiya is 145 km. The road distance is 169.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Colombo to Kalpitiya, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop and arriving at Kalpitiya. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Kalpitiya. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kalpitiya.
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  • Distance: 90.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Kalpitiya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kalpitiya 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
Bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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