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Duration 1h 6m
Distance 87 km
Average price Rs. 3900
Nearby airports 5 found

Closest airports to Matale

The nearest airport to Matale is Sigiriya (GIU). However, there are better options for getting to Matale. National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kandy Good Shed Bus Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 140 - Rs. 190 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Batticaloa Station to Kurunegala Station twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 410 - Rs. 700 and the journey takes 6h 34m.

Recommended airport

Colombo (CMB)

  1. Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Matale
4h 40m
Rs. 1770 - Rs. 2120
Other nearby airports

Sigiriya (GIU)

  1. Sigiriya (GIU)
  2. Matale
1h 6m
Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4200

Hatton (NUF)

  1. Hatton (NUF)
  2. Matale
1h 48m
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 6000

Diyawanna Oya (DWO)

  1. Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Matale
3h 54m
Rs. 2204 - Rs. 2656

Batticaloa (BTC)

  1. Batticaloa Station
  2. Matale
7h 38m
Rs. 3827 - Rs. 4792

Frequently asked questions

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The nearest airport to Matale is Sigiriya (GIU) Airport which is 54.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Hatton (NUF) (66.2 km), Colombo (CMB) (87.4 km), Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (100.6 km) and Batticaloa (BTC) (118 km).

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It takes 4h 40m to get from Matale to Colombo (CMB) Airport.

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We recommend flying to Colombo (CMB) Airport, which is 87.4 km away from Matale. The bus via Katunayake Airport Bus Station from Colombo (CMB) to Matale takes 4h 40m.

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There are 340+ hotels available in Matale. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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