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There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Monaragala by bus, 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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Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...

$16 - $21

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Train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kital Elle Express Train

$29 - $40

Taxi  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Monaragala 155.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Monaragala 155.2 miles

$18 - $28

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 40 min

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

$76 - $219

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 29 min

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

$76 - $264

Fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 42 min

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

$76 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Monaragala is to bus which costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3600 and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Monaragala is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 46000 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Monaragala is 166 km. The road distance is 248.4 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Monaragala without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Colombo to Monaragala, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Monaragala is to bus which takes 8 h 19 min and costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000 and takes 10 h 19 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 Monaragala is 248 km. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Colombo to Monaragala.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Monaragala. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Monaragala.
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  • Distance: 103.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Monaragala hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Monaragala 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 9 h 13 min.

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 Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
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 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 Colombo Fort to Kital Elle
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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