There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Matale by plane, train, taxi or car

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

Fly  •  1 h 7 min

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

$29 - $161

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matale Colombo Commuter

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Maradana to Gampaha
  2. Take the train from Gampaha to Mirigama
  3. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Matale

$32 - $48

Taxi  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Matale 90 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Matale 90 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Matale is to train which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 470 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Matale is to fly which costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 26000 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Matale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Matale is 104 km. The road distance is 144 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Matale without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 11 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from Colombo to Matale, including transfers.

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Colombo to Matale train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Matale is to fly which takes 1 h 7 min and costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 26000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 470 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Matale.
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  • Distance: 65.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

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

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Matale 4 times a day. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Matale once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 48 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Maradana to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Matale
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Matale
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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