There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Puttalam by bus, train, taxi or car
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Bus • 3h 45m
$1 - $2
Train • 4h 3m
$1 - $3
2 alternative options
Taxi • 2h 17m
$50 - $65
Drive • 2h 17m
$10 - $15
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Puttalam is to bus which costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210 and takes 3h 45m.
The quickest way to get from Colombo to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2h 17m.
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 3h 45m.
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 4h 3m.
The distance between Colombo and Puttalam is 123 km. The road distance is 135.5 km.
The best way to get from Colombo to Puttalam without a car is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210.
The bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam takes 3h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.
Colombo to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Pettah CTB station.
Colombo to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.
The best way to get from Colombo to Puttalam is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 430 and takes 4h 3m.
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 3h 45m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Puttalam twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4h 3m.
Train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 3m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- $1 - $2
- 1st Class
- $1 - $3
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More Questions & Answers
Colombo to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Puttalam station.
Colombo to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Nooranagar station.
Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Puttalam is 135 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Colombo to Puttalam.
There are 110+ hotels available in Puttalam. Prices start at $20 USD per night.