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There are 9 ways to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kataragama temple, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Kataragama temple every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 8 hours. Alternatively, Flydubai flies from Colombo to Kataragama temple 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 Hatton to Weerawila
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 Haputale
Avg. Duration
7 h 41 min
Frequency
3 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
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 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Avg. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $4
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

How far is it from Colombo to Kataragama temple?

The distance between Colombo and Kataragama temple is 174 km. The road distance is 237 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple is to bus which costs Rs. 500 and takes 8 hours 5 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple?

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple is to fly which takes 3 hours 25 minutes and costs Rs. 75000.

Is there a direct bus between Colombo and Kataragama temple?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Kataragama. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 hours.

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Kataragama temple?

The bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama takes 8 hours including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.