There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Puttalam by bus, train, taxi or car
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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Puttalam, Sri Lanka?
National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Puttalam hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Puttalam twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min.
Train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 3 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- $1 - $2
- 1st Class
- $2 - $3
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Colombo and Puttalam is 123 km. The road distance is 135 km.
The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Puttalam is to bus which costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210 and takes 3 h 45 min.
The quickest way to get from Colombo to Puttalam is to taxi which takes 2 h 17 min and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Nooranagar. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 3 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB and arriving at Puttalam. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.
The bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.