There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Kalutara by 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

Train, taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Panadura Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Panadura to Kalutara

$5 - $8

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kalutara South Colombo Commuter / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalutara 27.3 miles

$14 - $17

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalutara 27.3 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalutara is to train which costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 160 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalutara is to taxi which costs Rs. 2200 - Rs. 2700 and takes 50 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kalutara is 41 km. The road distance is 43.6 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Colombo to Kalutara, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Kalutara South. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kalutara.
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  • Distance: 25.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kalutara hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Panadura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Kalutara South
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Panadura to Kalutara
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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