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There are 7 ways to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Koggala to Katugastota, taxi  •  2h 58m

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

$62 - $213

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana Express Train

$19 - $28

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Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$243 - $579

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  5h 41m

  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 Minneriya National Park

$57 - $202

Bus  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya 35-1

$29 - $36

Taxi  •  4h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Minneriya National Park 197.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Galle to Minneriya National Park 197.4 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park is to train which costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4900 and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 37000 and takes 2h 58m.

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The distance between Galle and Minneriya National Park is 227 km. The road distance is 315.8 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park without a car is to train which takes 8h 44m and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4900.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park is to train which takes 8h 44m and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 11h 47m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Minneriya National Park is 316 km. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Galle to Minneriya National Park.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 767+ hotels available in Minneriya National Park. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Minneriya National Park.
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  • Distance: 141.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Galle to Minneriya National Park via Colombo Fort and Habarana in around 8h 44m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Minneriya National Park once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Habarana
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
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 Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
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 Katugastota to Minneriya National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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

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