There are 8 ways to get from Colombo to Pottuvil by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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

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Bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil 35-1

$16 - $22

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Train, taxi  •  11 h 31 min

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

$52 - $65

Taxi  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pottuvil 197.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Pottuvil 197.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  2 h 51 min

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

$71 - $269

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 33 min

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

$96 - $239

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 32 min

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

$101 - $294

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Pottuvil

$291 - $831

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil is to bus which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700 and takes 11 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 46000 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Pottuvil is 219 km. The road distance is 316.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 26 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700.

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It takes approximately 11 h 26 min to get from Colombo to Pottuvil, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Pottuvil is 316 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Colombo to Pottuvil.

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

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There are 184+ hotels available in Pottuvil. 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 Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Pottuvil.
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  • Distance: 136.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Colombo to Pottuvil via Haputale and Wellawaya in around 11 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
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
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 Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
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 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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