There are 4 ways to get from Matara to Dalhousie by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Wellawaya to Dalhousie

$36 - $52

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$37 - $51

Taxi  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Dalhousie 172.2 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Dalhousie 172.2 miles

$20 - $30

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The distance between Matara and Dalhousie is 97 km. The road distance is 275.5 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Dalhousie without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 6 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Matara to Dalhousie, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Dalhousie is 276 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Matara to Dalhousie.

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There are 174+ hotels available in Dalhousie. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Dalhousie.
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  • Distance: 60.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

There is no direct connection from Matara to Dalhousie. However, you can take the bus to Wellawaya then take the taxi to Dalhousie. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Matara to Dalhousie via Colombo Fort, Pettah CTB, and Ratnapura in around 8 h 36 min.

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 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
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Wellawaya to Dalhousie
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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