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There are 2 ways to get from Matara to Yala National Park by bus

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Bus, travel  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...
  2. Travel from Wellawaya to Yala National Park

1 alternative option

Bus, travel via Monaragala  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Monaragala 35-3 / ...
  2. Travel from Monaragala to Yala National Park

Questions & Answers

The distance between Matara and Yala National Park is 128 km.

The best way to get from Matara to Yala National Park without a car is to bus and travel which takes 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Matara to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 79.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Matara, Sri Lanka and Yala National Park, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Matara to Yala National Park. However, you can take the bus to Wellawaya then take the travel to Yala National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Monaragala then take the travel to Yala National Park.

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
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4

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