There are 8 ways to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 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.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Maradana to Gampaha Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Minneriya National Park

$57 - $73

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$20 - $27

6 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 130.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 130.8 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 32 min

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

$244 - $579

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 52 min

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

$62 - $199

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 11 min

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

$77 - $274

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Minneriya National Park

$97 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3700 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 32000 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Minneriya National Park is 160 km. The road distance is 209.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Colombo to Minneriya National Park, including transfers.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Minneriya National Park 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 National Park twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
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 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 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Minneriya National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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