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

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Bus  •  9 h 19 min

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

$15 - $19

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Taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Kataragama 146.9 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Hambantota  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Hambantota (HRI) NUF - HRI

$412 - $624

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

$83 - $272

Train to Colombo, fly to Hambantota  •  5 h 31 min

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

$246 - $771

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to bus which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3300 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 3 h 30 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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The best way to get from Kalutara to Kataragama without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 19 min and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3300.

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

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The quickest flight from Hatton Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalutara to Kataragama is 235 km. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Kalutara to Kataragama.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Hatton Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 457+ hotels available in Kataragama. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3000.

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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 - $3 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hatton to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $550
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 19 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 - $3
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
$65 - $85

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