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Recommended option

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

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

$17 - $23

6 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 28 min

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

$30 - $40

Taxi  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Monaragala 155.2 miles

$100 - $120

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

$82 - $224

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

$82 - $269

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

$82 - $289

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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 9 h 32 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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Badulla
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Monaragala is 166 km. The road distance is 248 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Monaragala is to bus which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700 and takes 8 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Monaragala is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 29 min and costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 43000.

It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Colombo to Monaragala, including transfers.