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There are 3 ways to get from Kataragama to Badulla by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Badulla 99 / ...

$2 - $6

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Taxi  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Badulla 64.6 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kataragama to Badulla 64.6 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Kataragama to Badulla is to bus which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1100 and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kataragama to Badulla is to taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 8500 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kataragama to Badulla. However, there are services departing from Kataragama and arriving at Badulla via Pettah CTB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 55 min.

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The distance between Kataragama and Badulla is 71 km. The road distance is 103.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Badulla without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 55 min and costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 15 h 55 min to get from Kataragama to Badulla, including transfers.

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Kataragama to Badulla bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Kataragama station.

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Kataragama to Badulla bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Badulla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kataragama to Badulla is 103 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Kataragama to Badulla.

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There are 748+ hotels available in Badulla. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 44.4 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Kataragama to Badulla via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Pettah CTB in around 15 h 55 min.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
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
Bus from Pettah CTB to Badulla
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Kataragama to Badulla
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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