There are 7 ways to get from Negombo to Ratnapura 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. 99 / ...

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Colombo Commuter
  2. 99 / ...

$1 - $4

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Katunayake South  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Colombo Commuter
  2. 99 / ...

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 78.7 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 78.7 miles

$9 - $14

Fly from Colombo, bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. CMB - DWO

$27 - $230

Fly to Hatton  •  3 h 10 min

  1. DWO - NUF

$72 - $256

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 - $2
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 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Ratnapura is 85 km. The road distance is 126 km.

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Ratnapura is to train and bus which costs Rs. 190 - Rs. 650 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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

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