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There are 5 ways to get from Matara to Badulla by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Wellawaya  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...

$24 - $29

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Badulla 31-2

$1 - $2

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Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Badulla 123.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Badulla 123.9 miles

$15 - $22

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Badulla

$244 - $427

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Badulla is to bus which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 280 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Badulla is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 75000 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station station and arriving at Badulla. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Matara and Badulla is 129 km. The road distance is 198.2 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Badulla without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 48 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Matara to Badulla, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Badulla is 198 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Matara to Badulla.

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  • Distance: 80.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Badulla every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Badulla
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Badulla
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 722+ hotels available in Badulla. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Matara to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

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