There are 6 ways to get from Matara to Colombo by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$37 - $222

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Fly to Colombo  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$246 - $509

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$1 - $3

Taxi  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Colombo 96 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Colombo 96 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 480 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Colombo is to fly which takes 1 h 12 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 36000.

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The distance between Matara and Colombo is 133 km. The road distance is 154 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Matara to Colombo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Matara and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Matara to Colombo once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Matara to Colombo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
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 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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