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There are 5 ways to get from Galle to Arugam Bay by bus, taxi, car, plane or train

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Bus, taxi  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Monaragala 35-7 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Monaragala to Arugam Bay

$31 - $43

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Taxi  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Arugam Bay 183 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Arugam Bay 183 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Koggala to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 43 min

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

$262 - $453

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Arugam Bay

$72 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 3800 - Rs. 5500 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Arugam Bay is to taxi which costs Rs. 22000 - Rs. 27000 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Galle and Arugam Bay is 200 km. The road distance is 292.8 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Arugam Bay without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7 h 12 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Galle to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Arugam Bay is 293 km. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Galle to Arugam Bay.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Arugam Bay. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Arugam Bay.
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  • Distance: 124.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Galle to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the bus to Monaragala then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Monaragala to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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