There are 7 ways to get from Negombo to Ratnapura by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$6 - $8

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Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Negombo to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$1 - $4

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Train, bus via Katunayake South  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Ratnapura 78.7 miles

$35 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Ratnapura 78.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly from Colombo, bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the bus from Maharagama to Ratnapura

$27 - $229

Fly to Hatton  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$66 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Ratnapura is to train and bus which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 650 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Ratnapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Ratnapura is 85 km. The road distance is 125.9 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Ratnapura without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs Rs. 900 - Rs. 1400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Negombo to Ratnapura, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Ratnapura is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs Rs. 900 - Rs. 1400. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 43000 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Ratnapura is 126 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Negombo to Ratnapura.

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

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There are 78+ hotels available in Ratnapura. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 53.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Negombo, Sri Lanka and Ratnapura, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo to Ratnapura hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Negombo to Ratnapura twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Negombo to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 Pettah CTB to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Maharagama to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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