There are 4 ways to get from Negombo to Yala National Park by plane or bus

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Fly, travel  •  2 h

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

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Bus #2  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$1 - $4

2 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$5 - $8

Bus via Katunayake South  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Yala National Park is 204 km.

The best way to get from Negombo to Yala National Park without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Negombo to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 127.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo to Yala National Park every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6

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