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There are 9 ways to get from Katunayake to Matara by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$1 - $4

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Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $4

Train, night train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Express Train / ...

$1 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Matara 114.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Katunayake to Matara 114.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Matara

$280 - $763

Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Ratmalana to Kamburugamuwa

$25 - $228

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$71 - $262

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, taxi  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  3. Take a taxi from Hatton to Matara

$131 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katunayake to Matara is to train which costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 650 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katunayake to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 17000 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Katunayake station to Matara station. However, there are services departing from Katunayake Airport Bus Station and arriving at Matara Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Katunayake to Matara. However, there are services departing from Katunayake South and arriving at Kamburugamuwa via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Katunayake and Matara is 153 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Matara without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 650.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Katunayake to Matara, including transfers.

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Katunayake to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Katunayake to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Katunayake South station.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Matara is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 650 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 95.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Katunayake to Matara via Colombo Fort in around 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Katunayake to Matara every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Ratmalana to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
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 Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Katunayake to Matara
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Katunayake to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Katunayake to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katunayake to Matara is 183 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Katunayake to Matara.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 1608+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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