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.

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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 / ...

$42 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

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

$1 - $3

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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

Fly Hambantota to Colombo  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB

$247 - $770

Taxi to Dickwella, fly to Colombo  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Dickwella
  2. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB

$309 - $584

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 - $224

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Hambantota to Colombo is to fly which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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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.

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The distance between Hambantota and Colombo is 167 km. The road distance is 238.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Colombo without a car is to taxi and train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8500.

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

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Hambantota to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Hambantota station.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Colombo is to bus which takes 7 h and costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 440. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Hambantota to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Hambantota to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 104.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Hambantota to Colombo twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
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
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
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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