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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$1 - $3

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Nawalapitiya 78

$1 - $2

Taxi  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Nawalapitiya 72.4 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Nawalapitiya 72.4 miles

$8 - $13

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$38 - $215

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$35 - $168

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya is to bus which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 190 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya is to fly which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 37000 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Nawalapitiya. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Nawalapitiya. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Nawalapitiya is 77 km. The road distance is 115.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 440.

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The train from Colombo Fort to Nawalapitiya takes 3 h 31 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Colombo to Nawalapitiya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 190 and takes 4 h, you could also fly, which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 37000 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Nawalapitiya.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Nawalapitiya 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Nawalapitiya 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Nawalapitiya
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Nawalapitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Nawalapitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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

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Colombo to Nawalapitiya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Nawalapitiya station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Nawalapitiya is 116 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Colombo to Nawalapitiya.

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

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There are 232+ hotels available in Nawalapitiya. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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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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