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There are 8 ways to get from Galle to Puttalam by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$2 - $4

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Train  •  6 h 51 min

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

$2 - $5

Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Puttalam 159.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Puttalam 159.2 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam

$30 - $214

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 5 min

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

$232 - $418

Fly to Colombo, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam

$239 - $501

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Puttalam is to train and bus which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 700 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Puttalam is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 75000 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galle station to Puttalam. However, there are services departing from Galle Bus Station and arriving at Puttalam via Pettah CTB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galle to Puttalam. However, there are services departing from Galle and arriving at Nooranagar via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Galle and Puttalam is 226 km. The road distance is 254.7 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Puttalam without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Galle to Puttalam, including transfers.

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Galle to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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Galle to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Galle station.

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The best way to get from Galle to Puttalam is to train which takes 6 h 51 min and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 700 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Puttalam.
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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Galle to Puttalam via Colombo Fort in around 6 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galle to Puttalam via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Pettah CTB in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
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 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
Train from Colombo Fort to Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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

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Galle to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Puttalam station.

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Galle to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Nooranagar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Puttalam is 255 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Galle to Puttalam.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 116+ hotels available in Puttalam. Prices start at $20 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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