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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Ratnapura by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kalutara Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Ratnapura

Rs. 7079 - Rs. 9103

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Taxi  •  1h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Ratnapura 92 km

Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Ratnapura 92 km

Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1900

Fly  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

Rs. 8811 - Rs. 47404

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Ratnapura is to drive which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1900 and takes 1h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Ratnapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000 and takes 1h 31m.

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The distance between Colombo and Ratnapura is 67 km. The road distance is 92 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Ratnapura without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2h 47m and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9500.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Colombo to Ratnapura, 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 Ratnapura is 92 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Colombo to Ratnapura.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Ratnapura. Prices start at Rs. 17500 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. 1600 - Rs. 1900.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 67.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

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

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Ratnapura twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 65000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 2200 - Rs. 39000
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 Kalutara
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 75 - Rs. 110
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 75 - Rs. 110
Semi Lux
Rs. 75 - Rs. 90
AirCon
Rs. 110 - Rs. 140
Super Lux
Rs. 212
Other operators
Taxi from Kalutara to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Estimated price
Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9000
Kalutara Cabs
Phone
+94 77 31 44 888
Website
kalutaracabs.com

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