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.

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Train, taxi  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Veyangoda Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Veyangoda to Kitulgala

$19 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 20 min

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

$14 - $17

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kitulgala 55.7 miles

$27 - $33

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

$33 - $209

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

$45 - $179

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kitulgala without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Colombo to Kitulgala, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kitulgala is 89 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Colombo to Kitulgala.

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

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There are 167+ hotels available in Kitulgala. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kitulgala.
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  • Distance: 39.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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 Veyangoda
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 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 Veyangoda to Kitulgala
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24

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