There are 8 ways to get from Dambulla to Galle by train, taxi, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Aukana to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$21 - $29

7 alternative options

Taxi, bus  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Dehiattakandiya
  2. Take the bus from Dehiattakandiya to Galle Bus Station 35-1

$49 - $59

Taxi  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Galle 161 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Dambulla to Galle 161 miles

$19 - $29

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$87 - $282

Fly Sigiriya to Colombo, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$233 - $567

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$61 - $305

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Take the bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station

$269 - $811

What companies run services between Dambulla, Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Dambulla to Galle via Aukana and Colombo Fort in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Aukana to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Dehiattakandiya to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$5 - $6
Super Lux
$9
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Dambulla to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dambulla and Galle is 208 km. The road distance is 258 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dambulla to Galle is to drive which costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4500 and takes 3 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Dambulla to Galle is to taxi and fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 45000.

It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Dambulla to Galle, including transfers.