There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park by bus, 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  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Balangoda 99 / ...

$19 - $25

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park 105.7 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park 105.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Udawalawe National Park

$56 - $244

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 Udawalawe National Park

$91 - $239

Fly Colombo to Hambantota  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI

$246 - $769

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3200 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is to taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Udawalawe National Park is 127 km. The road distance is 169.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 51 min and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is to bus which takes 5 h 51 min and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4200. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 41000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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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 Udawalawe National Park is 169 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park.

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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park once daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Balangoda
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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