There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Tangalle by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Tangalle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Tangalle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Avg. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Avg. 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 Kamburugamuwa
Avg. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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 Tangalle Bus Station
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
2 h 31 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo to Tangalle?

The distance between Colombo and Tangalle is 146 km. The road distance is 188 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 440 and takes 6 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle?

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Tangalle is to taxi which takes 2 h 31 min and costs Rs. 17000.

Is there a direct bus between Colombo and Tangalle?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Tangalle Bus Station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Tangalle?

It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Colombo to Tangalle, including transfers.