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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h

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

$28 - $158

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Pilimatalawa Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  1 h 56 min

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

$52 - $234

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Maharagama to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Pilimathalawa

$36 - $46

Taxi  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pilimathalawa 66.1 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Pilimathalawa 66.1 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Pilimathalawa is to train which costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 350 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Pilimathalawa is to fly which takes 1 h and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 26000.

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The distance between Colombo and Pilimathalawa is 86 km. The road distance is 106 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h to get from Colombo to Pilimathalawa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Pilimatalawa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Pilimathalawa 4 times a day. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Pilimathalawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Pilimatalawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Maharagama to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Hatton to Pilimathalawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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