There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park by train, 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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Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Thambuttegama A.C. - Intercity / ...

$22 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Wilpattu National Park

$30 - $36

Taxi  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park 127.1 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park 127.1 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, taxi  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Wilpattu National Park

$266 - $606

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The distance between Colombo and Wilpattu National Park is 166 km. The road distance is 203.4 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Wilpattu National Park is 203 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Wilpattu National Park. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park.
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  • Distance: 103.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Wilpattu National Park 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Thambuttegama
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Wilpattu National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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