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

$17 - $24

7 alternative options

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 - $70

Taxi  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Pottuvil 197.6 miles

$120 - $150

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

$72 - $274

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

$97 - $244

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

$107 - $304

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  5 h 24 min

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

$296 - $836

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Pottuvil is to bus which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3900 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 takes 2 h 51 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 44000.

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The distance between Colombo and Pottuvil is 219 km. The road distance is 316 km.

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

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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 Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
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
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
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 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Badulla to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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