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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Minneriya by train, 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.

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Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana Express Train

$14 - $20

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Taxi  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Minneriya 122.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Minneriya 122.8 miles

$14 - $22

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 40 min

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

$61 - $199

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$238 - $572

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Minneriya

$71 - $269

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3700 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 35000 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Minneriya is 170 km. The road distance is 196.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Minneriya without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Colombo to Minneriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Minneriya is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3400. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 41000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Minneriya is 197 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Colombo to Minneriya.

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

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There are 628+ hotels available in Minneriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Minneriya.
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  • Distance: 106.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Minneriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Minneriya twice daily.

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 Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Habarana
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Minneriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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