How to get from Colombo to Yala Junction

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Panadura Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Panadura to Yala Junction

$9 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Yala Junction 28.9 miles

$15 - $19

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Yala Junction 28.9 miles

$3 - $6

Line 99 bus, taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Pettah CTB to Maharagama 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Maharagama to Yala Junction

$11 - $14

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Yala Junction, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Colombo to Yala Junction. However, you can take the train to Panadura then take the taxi to Yala Junction. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Yala Junction.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Panadura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Panadura to Yala Junction
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Yala Junction is 39 km. The road distance is 46 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Yala Junction is to drive which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 800 and takes 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Yala Junction is to taxi which takes 49 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Colombo to Yala Junction, including transfers.