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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$2 - $5

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Bus  •  7 h 22 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 Ratnapura 99 / ...

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  2 h

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Ratnapura 92.9 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Galle to Ratnapura 92.9 miles

$11 - $17

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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.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Galle station 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.

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The distance between Galle and Ratnapura is 75 km. The road distance is 148.6 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Ratnapura without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 850.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Ratnapura is 149 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Galle to Ratnapura.

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The nearest airport to Ratnapura is Hatton (NUF) Airport which is 29.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (59.4 km), Katugastota (KDZ) (76.8 km), Colombo (CMB) (78.6 km) and Hambantota (HRI) (91.5 km).

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Map of how to get from Galle to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 46.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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
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 - $2
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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