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There are 9 ways to get from Matara to Medirigiriya by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Matara to Kadawatha Matara
  2. Take the bus from Kadawatha to Habarana Colombo-Trincomalee

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Train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Matara to Fort Station Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Galoya Junction Colombo / ...

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Bus, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Matara to Kadawatha Matara
  2. Take the train from Gampaha Station to Galoya Junction Colombo / ...

Taxi  •  4h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Medirigiriya 342.9 km

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Matara to Medirigiriya 342.9 km

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Kandy, taxi  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Matara to Makubura
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kandy (KDW) DWO - KDW
  3. Take a taxi from Kandy to Medirigiriya

Bus to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Matara to Makubura
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

Taxi to Weerawila, fly to Colombo, taxi  •  5h 36m

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Weerawila
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Colombo (CMB) WRZ - CMB
  3. Take a taxi from Colombo to Medirigiriya

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, taxi  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Matara to Makubura
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  3. Take a taxi from Hatton to Medirigiriya

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Medirigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2500 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Medirigiriya is to taxi which costs Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000 and takes 4h 57m.

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The distance between Matara and Medirigiriya is 249 km. The road distance is 342.9 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Medirigiriya without a car is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Matara to Medirigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Matara to Medirigiriya is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2500 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Kandy Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Medirigiriya is 343 km. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Matara to Medirigiriya.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Kandy Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Medirigiriya. Prices start at Rs. 35000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Medirigiriya.
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  • Distance: 248.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Matara to Medirigiriya via Kadawatha and Habarana in around 7h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Matara to Medirigiriya via Fort Station and Galoya Junction in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 16000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Weerawila to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 230000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 270000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 270000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 29000 - Rs. 600000
Flights from Weerawila to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 230000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 270000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha Station to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 360 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 360 - Rs. 470
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 410 - Rs. 600
Train from Matara to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 500
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 320 - Rs. 420
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 360 - Rs. 500
3rd Class
Rs. 130
2nd Class
Rs. 240
Train from Fort Station to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 380 - Rs. 650
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 380 - Rs. 550
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 440 - Rs. 650
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara to Kadawatha
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Semi Lux
Rs. 250 - Rs. 310
AirCon
Rs. 350 - Rs. 400
Super Lux
Rs. 592
Bus from Matara to Makubura
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 160 - Rs. 210
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 160 - Rs. 210
Semi Lux
Rs. 220 - Rs. 270
AirCon
Rs. 310 - Rs. 350
Super Lux
Rs. 530
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Kadawatha to Habarana
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Medirigiriya
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Estimated price
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site

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