There are 6 ways to get from Kalutara to Kataragama by bus, taxi, car, plane or train

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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Bus  •  9 h 19 min

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

$16 - $21

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Taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi to Hatton, 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

$309 - $470

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, 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 - $278

Train to Colombo, fly to Hambantota  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Kalutara South to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI

$248 - $773

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The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to bus which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3500 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 49000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Kalutara and Kataragama is 153 km. The road distance is 235.1 km.

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

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The nearest airport to Kataragama is Weerawila (WRZ) Airport which is 20.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Hambantota (HRI) (27.4 km), Katugastota (KDZ) (127.5 km), Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (166.6 km) and Colombo (CMB) (180.8 km).

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Map of how to get from Kalutara to Kataragama.
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  • Distance: 95.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 19 min

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
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kalutara South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 - $2
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
$70 - $90

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