There are 6 ways to get from Galle to Kurunegala by train, bus, taxi, 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  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $4

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Kurunegala 125.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Kurunegala 125.6 miles

$15 - $22

Fly from Koggala, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala

$31 - $215

Train, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 13 min

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

$37 - $172

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

You can take a train from Galle to Kurunegala via Colombo Fort in around 4 h 27 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 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 Galle to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Galle to Kurunegala?

The distance between Galle and Kurunegala is 162 km. The road distance is 201 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Galle to Kurunegala?

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Kurunegala is to train which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 700 and takes 4 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Galle to Kurunegala?

The quickest way to get from Galle to Kurunegala is to taxi which takes 2 h 49 min and costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 19000.

Is there a direct train between Galle and Kurunegala?

No, there is no direct train from Galle to Kurunegala. However, there are services departing from Galle and arriving at Kurunegala via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Galle to Kurunegala?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Galle to Kurunegala, including transfers.