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There are 6 ways to get from Fort Station to Tangalle by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara Colombo - Matara

$18 - $24

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Bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station 32-1

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  2h 32m

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Station to Tangalle 118 miles

$85 - $100

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Fort Station to Tangalle 118 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Tangalle

$96 - $284

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$261 - $791

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Station to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 440 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Station to Tangalle is to taxi which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 2h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Tangalle Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Fort Station and Tangalle is 145 km. The road distance is 188.8 km.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Tangalle without a car is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4100.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Fort Station to Tangalle, including transfers.

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Fort Station to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Tangalle is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 440 and takes 6h 11m.

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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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Fort Station to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Tangalle Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Fort Station to Tangalle.
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  • Distance: 90.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Fort Station, Sri Lanka and Tangalle, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Tangalle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3h 47m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Fort Station to Tangalle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Matara
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Book at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Fort Station to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Station to Tangalle is 189 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Fort Station to Tangalle.

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

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There are 594+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 750.

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