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There are 9 ways to get from Dambulla to Galle by taxi, plane, train, bus or car

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Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$376 - $693

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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 / ...

$19 - $27

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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

$82 - $275

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

$58 - $301

Fly Sigiriya to Hambantota, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  2. Take the bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station

$455 - $932

Taxi, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Polgahawela
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$33 - $42

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

$45 - $54

Taxi  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Galle 161 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Dambulla to Galle 161 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dambulla to Galle is to drive which costs Rs. 3300 - Rs. 4900 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dambulla to Galle is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 65000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Dambulla and Galle is 208 km. The road distance is 257.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Galle without a car is to taxi and train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 7500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Dambulla to Galle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dambulla to Galle is 258 km. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Dambulla to Galle.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2580+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Sigiriya Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100.

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Map of how to get from Dambulla to Galle.
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  • Distance: 130.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
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
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Dambulla to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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