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There are 10 ways to get from Colombo to Pottuvil by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle
  2. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Pottuvil

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi #2  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Passara Colombo-Passara
  2. Take a taxi from Passara to Pottuvil

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Bus, taxi via Kataragama  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
  2. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Pottuvil

Train, taxi  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Elle Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Elle to Pottuvil

Train, taxi via Badulla  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Badulla Station Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Badulla Station to Pottuvil

Taxi  •  4h 51m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pottuvil 309 km

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Pottuvil 309 km

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4h 28m

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

Fly Colombo to Batticaloa, taxi  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC) CMB - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Pottuvil

Train to Koggala, fly to Weerawila, taxi  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Weerawila (WRZ) KCT - WRZ
  3. Take a taxi from Weerawila to Pottuvil
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pottuvil is 1912.

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The social distance requirement in Pottuvil is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil is to drive which costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 7000 and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 60000 and takes 4h 28m.

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The distance between Colombo and Pottuvil is 219 km. The road distance is 309 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5h 31m and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Colombo to Pottuvil, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Pottuvil is 309 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Colombo to Pottuvil.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Pottuvil. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 650 - Rs. 800.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Pottuvil.
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  • Distance: 218.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

There is no direct connection from Colombo to Pottuvil. However, you can take the bus to Tangalle then take the taxi to Pottuvil. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kataragama then take the taxi to Pottuvil.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 440 - Rs. 41000
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 1300 - Rs. 47000
Flights from Koggala to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 600 - Rs. 42000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Fort Station to Elle
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 440 - Rs. 700
Website
railway.gov.lk
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12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 440 - Rs. 600
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 700
Train from Fort Station to Badulla Station
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 460 - Rs. 750
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 460 - Rs. 600
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 750
Train from Fort Station to Koggala
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 120 - Rs. 450
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 290 - Rs. 390
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 330 - Rs. 450
3rd Class
Rs. 124
2nd Class
Rs. 229
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 Tangalle
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 420 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 943
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 280 - Rs. 370
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 280 - Rs. 370
Semi Lux
Rs. 450 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 600 - Rs. 700
Super Lux
Rs. 1006
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Passara
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 1060
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Estimated price
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Mr Cabs
Phone
+94 77 34 30 238
Website
mrcabshambantota.business.site

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