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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam

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Train

  1. Take the train from Maradana to Palavi

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Madurankuliya

Drive

  1. Drive from Colombo to Madurankuliya
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1912

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Yes, travel within Sri Lanka is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madurankuliya is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madurankuliya is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Madurankuliya is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Last updated: 19 Jan 2023
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1900 and takes 4h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya is to taxi. Taking this option will cost Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 2h 2m.

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The distance between Colombo and Madurankuliya is 108 km. The road distance is 119.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1300.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1900 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Madurankuliya is 119 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Colombo to Madurankuliya.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Madurankuliya. Prices start at Rs. 35000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Madurankuliya.
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  • Distance: 107.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 150 - Rs. 210 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Maradana to Palavi 4 times a week. Tickets cost Rs. 290 - Rs. 1200 and the journey takes 4h 13m.

Train operators
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 Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Semi Lux
Rs. 220 - Rs. 270
AirCon
Rs. 310 - Rs. 350
Super Lux
Rs. 523
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Madurankuliya
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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