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

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Galle Local Trains / ...

$1

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Galle Bus Station 32-1 / ...

$1

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Galle 27.2 miles

$21 - $26

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Galle 27.2 miles

$3 - $5

Fly  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Koggala (KCT) DIW - KCT

$39 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Galle is to taxi which takes 35 min and costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 4100.

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The distance between Matara and Galle is 37 km. The road distance is 44 km.

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The train from Matara to Galle takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station and arriving at Galle Bus Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Matara and arriving at Galle. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Matara to Galle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Galle hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Galle
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26

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