There are 6 ways to get from Gampaha to Matara by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$1 - $4

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Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station 32-1

$1 - $4

Taxi  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gampaha to Matara 102.8 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gampaha to Matara 102.8 miles

$12 - $18

Taxi to Hatton, fly  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gampaha to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$67 - $257

Train to Katugastota, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Palle Talavinna
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$355 - $669

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No, there is no direct train from Gampaha to Matara. However, there are services departing from Gampaha and arriving at Kamburugamuwa via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Gampaha and Matara is 141 km. The road distance is 164.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gampaha to Matara without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Gampaha to Matara, including transfers.

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Gampaha to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Gampaha station.

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The best way to get from Gampaha to Matara is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 14 min.

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

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Gampaha to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gampaha to Matara is 164 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Gampaha to Matara.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gampaha to Matara.
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  • Distance: 87.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Gampaha, Western, Sri Lanka and Matara, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Gampaha to Matara via Colombo Fort in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Gampaha to Matara every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Gampaha to Palle Talavinna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Gampaha to Matara
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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