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There are 3 ways to get from Matara to Kataragama by bus, taxi or car

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Bus, taxi  •  4 h 52 min

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

$19 - $24

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Taxi  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Kataragama 79 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Kataragama 79 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Kataragama is to drive which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2400 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Kataragama is to taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Matara and Kataragama is 102 km. The road distance is 126.4 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Kataragama without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4 h 52 min and costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4300.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Matara to Kataragama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Kataragama is 126 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Matara to Kataragama.

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There are 455+ hotels available in Kataragama. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Kataragama.
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  • Distance: 64 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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

There is no direct connection from Matara to Kataragama. However, you can take the bus to Wellawaya then take the taxi to Kataragama. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kataragama.

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
Other operators
Taxi from Wellawaya to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23

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