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

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polwathumodara Colombo Commuter / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station 32-1

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Mirissa 92.3 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Mirissa 92.3 miles

$11 - $17

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Polwathumodara. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Mirissa is 128 km. The road distance is 147.6 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Mirissa without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs .

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The train from Colombo Fort to Polwathumodara takes 3 h 7 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Mirissa is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Colombo to Mirissa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Polwathumodara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Mirissa is 148 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Colombo to Mirissa.

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There are 1900+ hotels available in Mirissa. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Mirissa.
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  • Distance: 80.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Mirissa twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Mirissa every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polwathumodara
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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 Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Mirissa
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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