There are 4 ways to get from Galle to Matara by bus, train, taxi or car
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Bus • 1h 10m
Train • 1h 16m
2 alternative options
Taxi • 35m
$20 - $24
Drive • 35m
$3 - $5
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Galle to Matara is to bus which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110 and takes 1h 10m.
The quickest way to get from Galle to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4200 and takes 35m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Galle Bus Station station and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Galle and arriving at Kamburugamuwa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.
The distance between Galle and Matara is 37 km. The road distance is 44 km.
The best way to get from Galle to Matara without a car is to bus which takes 1h 10m and costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110.
The bus from Galle Bus Station to Matara Bus Station takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.
Galle to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.
Galle to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Galle station.
The best way to get from Galle to Matara is to bus which takes 1h 10m and costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 140 and takes 1h 16m.
What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Matara, Sri Lanka?
National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Matara hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Galle to Matara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1h 16m.
Train from Galle to Kamburugamuwa
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 16m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
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More Questions & Answers
Galle to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.
Galle to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.
Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Matara is 44 km. It takes approximately 35m to drive from Galle to Matara.
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