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There are 6 ways to get from Galle to Puttalam by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 10m

  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  •  6h 51m

  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  •  8h 7m

  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  •  3h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Puttalam 159.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Galle to Puttalam 159.2 miles

$19 - $28

Fly, bus  •  6h 8m

  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 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 24000 and takes 3h 44m.

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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 8h 7m.

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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 6h 51m.

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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 6h 10m and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 700.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m 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 6h 51m and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 700 and takes 8h 7m.

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

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
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 Nooranagar
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
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
3h 45m
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
4h
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
3h 44m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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

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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 3h 44m to drive from Galle to Puttalam.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 110+ 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 15m and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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