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

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Train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$9 - $12

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Bus, taxi  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Kegalle

$25 - $31

Taxi  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kegalle 49.3 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kegalle 49.3 miles

$6 - $9

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$36 - $168

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 20 min

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

$56 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kegalle is to drive which costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kegalle is to taxi which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 7000 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kegalle is 65 km. The road distance is 78.8 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kegalle without a car is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Colombo to Kegalle, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kegalle is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2200. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kegalle is 79 km. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Colombo to Kegalle.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Kegalle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kegalle.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kegalle hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Kegalle 4 times a day.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Avissawella to Kegalle
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$24 - $30

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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