There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Kegalle by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dematagoda to Mirigama Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Mirigama to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...

$10 - $14

6 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 59 min

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

$28 - $33

Taxi  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kegalle 49.3 miles

$35 - $45

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

$39 - $171

Fly to Colombo, taxi  •  1 h 41 min

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

$50 - $239

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

$62 - $244

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

You can take a train from Colombo to Kegalle via Mirigama and Polgahawela in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Kegalle 4 times a day.

Airlines
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 Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
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 Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Dematagoda to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Maharagama to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$27 - $32

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kegalle is 65 km. The road distance is 79 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kegalle is to drive which costs Rs. 900 - Rs. 1400 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Colombo to Kegalle, including transfers.