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There are 4 ways to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle Colombo

Rs. 2530 - Rs. 3080

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Kitulgala 81.7 km

Rs. 4600 - Rs. 5500

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Katunayake to Kitulgala 81.7 km

Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1800

Towncar  •  1h 36m

  1. Take a town car from Colombo Airport to Kitulgala 80.2 km

Rs. 2600 - Rs. 4800

Katunayake → Kitulgala
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kitulgala is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kitulgala is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kitulgala is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Last updated: 16 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala is to drive which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1800 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala is to towncar which costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 4800 and takes 1h 36m.

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The distance between Katunayake and Kitulgala is 60 km. The road distance is 81.7 km.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala without a car is to bus which takes 3h 44m and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3100.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katunayake to Kitulgala is 82 km. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Katunayake to Kitulgala.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Kitulgala. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Katunayake to Kitulgala.
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  • Distance: 60.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Katunayake, Sri Lanka and Kitulgala, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Katunayake to Kitulgala via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Kegalle in around 3h 44m.

Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 130
Schedules at
sltb.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 327
Other operators
Taxi from Katunayake to Kitulgala
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Estimated price
Rs. 4600 - Rs. 5500
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colombo Airport to Kitulgala
Estimated price
Rs. 2600 - Rs. 4800

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