There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Unawatuna by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$4 - $5

Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Unawatuna 76.6 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Unawatuna 76.6 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Unawatuna is 111 km. The road distance is 123 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Unawatuna is to train which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 380 and takes 2 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Unawatuna is to taxi which takes 1 h 33 min and costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Unawatuna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

The train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna takes 2 h 49 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Unawatuna, Southern, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Unawatuna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Unawatuna every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $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 Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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