There are 4 ways to get from Galle to Ratnapura by train, bus, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Express Train / ...
  2. 99 / ...

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. 32-1
  2. 99 / ...

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  2 h

  1. 92.9 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  2 h

  1. 92.9 miles

$11 - $17

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

You can take a bus from Galle to Ratnapura via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Pettah CTB in around 7 h 22 min.

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 - $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 Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galle and Ratnapura is 75 km. The road distance is 149 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Ratnapura is to train and bus which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 850 and takes 5 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Galle to Ratnapura is to taxi which takes 2 h and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000.

No, there is no direct bus from Galle to Ratnapura. However, there are services departing from Galle Bus Station and arriving at Ratnapura via Pettah CTB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Galle to Ratnapura, including transfers.