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

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara Colombo - Matara

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Train via Katunayake Airport Bus Station  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara Colombo - Matara

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 58m

  1. Take a taxi from Gampaha to Matara 102.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Gampaha to Matara 102.8 miles

$12 - $18

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  2h 49m

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

$81 - $333

Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Matara

$29 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gampaha to Matara is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2100 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Gampaha to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000 and takes 1h 58m.

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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 4h 19m and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2500.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Gampaha to Matara, including transfers.

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

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 1735+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gampaha to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 25m and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1300.

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Map of how to get from Gampaha to Matara.
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  • Distance: 87.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Gampaha to Matara every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3h 47m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Matara
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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Taxi from Gampaha to Matara
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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