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Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. 32-1

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 89.3 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 89.3 miles

$10 - $16

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Weligama every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Weligama every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Weligama
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 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 Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Weligama
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Weligama is 124 km. The road distance is 143 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Weligama is to train which costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 440 and takes 2 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Weligama is to taxi which takes 1 h 52 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Weligama. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

The train from Colombo Fort to Weligama takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs every four hours.