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

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Fly  •  54 min

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

$24 - $155

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$9 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Pallekele

$41 - $51

Train, taxi  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Pallekele

$26 - $32

Taxi  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pallekele 79.4 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Pallekele 79.4 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Pallekele is 101 km. The road distance is 127.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pallekele without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from Colombo to Pallekele, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pallekele is to fly which takes 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 41 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 Pallekele is 127 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Colombo to Pallekele.

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

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There are 1453+ hotels available in Pallekele. Prices start at $17 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 .

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Pallekele.
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  • Distance: 63.3 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

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

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Pallekele 4 times a day. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Pallekele every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Avissawella to Pallekele
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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