There are 8 ways to get from Hambantota to Colombo by taxi, train, bus, car or plane

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

Taxi, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Matara
  2. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...

$43 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

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

$1 - $3

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station 32-1
  2. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Colombo 149.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Hambantota to Colombo 149.2 miles

$18 - $27

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO

$153 - $413

Bus to Koggala, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$39 - $226

Fly Weerawila to Koggala, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Koggala (KCT) WRZ - KCT
  2. Take the train from Koggala to Colombo Fort

$262 - $426

What companies run services between Hambantota, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Hambantota to Colombo every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Weerawila to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 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 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
Train from Koggala to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 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
Bus from Hambantota to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $4
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Matara
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hambantota to Colombo?

The distance between Hambantota and Colombo is 167 km. The road distance is 239 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Colombo?

The cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 440 and takes 7 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Hambantota to Colombo?

The quickest way to get from Hambantota to Colombo is to taxi which takes 3 h 23 min and costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000.

Is there a direct bus between Hambantota and Colombo?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hambantota and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

How long does it take to get from Hambantota to Colombo?

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Hambantota to Colombo, including transfers.