There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Kitulgala by train, taxi, bus, 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, taxi  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Ragama
  2. Take the train from Ragama to Veyangoda
  3. Take a taxi from Veyangoda to Kitulgala

$21 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 42 min

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

$14 - $18

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kitulgala 55.7 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kitulgala 55.7 miles

$6 - $10

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$35 - $210

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Kitulgala

$47 - $184

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kitulgala is to drive which costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1600 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kitulgala is to fly which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 34000 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kitulgala is 64 km. The road distance is 89.1 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Colombo to Kitulgala, including transfers.

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Kitulgala twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Ragama
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Ragama to Veyangoda
Ave. Duration
38 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 Veyangoda to Kitulgala
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25

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