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Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 19 min

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

$16 - $22

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi, fly to Weerawila  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Weerawila (WRZ) NUF - WRZ

$310 - $472

Fly from Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Kataragama

$89 - $279

What companies run services between Kalutara, Sri Lanka and Kataragama, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Kalutara to Kataragama every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
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 Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kalutara to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kalutara and Kataragama is 153 km. The road distance is 235 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to bus which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3400 and takes 9 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to taxi and fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs Rs. 48000 - Rs. 75000.

It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to get from Kalutara to Kataragama, including transfers.