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Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Express Train / ...
  2. Colombo Commuter / ...

$14 - $18

5 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  7 h 33 min

  1. 32-1

$33 - $44

Taxi  •  2 h 44 min

  1. 122 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. 122 miles

$14 - $22

Fly to Colombo, taxi  •  2 h 14 min

  1. KCT - CMB

$268 - $539

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. KCT - DWO

$43 - $229

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Galle to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage via Maradana, Gampaha, Mirigama, and Polgahawela in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Maradana to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Dematagoda to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Mirigama
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 Avissawella to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galle and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is 142 km. The road distance is 195 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to train which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2900 and takes 5 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Galle to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 14 min and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 85000.

It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Galle to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, including transfers.