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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 17 min

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

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park 112.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park 112.8 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 46 min

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

$61 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3400 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Udawalawe National Park is 120 km. The road distance is 180.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 17 min and costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park, 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 Udawalawe National Park is 180 km. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park.

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

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There are 229+ hotels available in Udawalawe National Park. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park.
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  • Distance: 75.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 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.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
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
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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