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There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Welimada by plane, taxi, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Hatton  •  1h 56m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$50 - $229

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Welimada 99-10

$1 - $3

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Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Welimada

$56 - $199

Train, taxi  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Welimada

$50 - $66

Bus via Diyatalawa  •  6h 52m

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

$12 - $17

Taxi  •  3h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Welimada 118.7 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Welimada 118.7 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Welimada is to bus which costs Rs. 240 - Rs. 460 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Welimada is to fly which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 40000 and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pettah CTB and arriving at Welimada. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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The distance between Colombo and Welimada is 117 km. The road distance is 189.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Welimada without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4h 30m and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 12000.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Colombo to Welimada, including transfers.

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Colombo to Welimada bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Pettah CTB station.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Welimada is to fly which takes 1h 56m and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 40000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2900 and takes 6h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Colombo to Welimada bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Welimada station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Welimada.
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  • Distance: 73.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 56m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Welimada once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Welimada hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6h 26m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Diyatalawa
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Pettah CTB to Welimada
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 from Katugastota to Welimada
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Welimada is 190 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Colombo to Welimada.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 1407+ hotels available in Welimada. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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

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