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There are 4 ways to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay by night train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Night train, bus, taxi  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  3. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$61 - $84

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay 161.1 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay 161.1 miles

$19 - $29

Taxi, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Arugam Bay

$531 - $1,029

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 3300 - Rs. 4900 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay is to taxi which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Nilaveli and Arugam Bay is 217 km. The road distance is 257.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay without a car is to night train and bus and taxi which takes 26 h 51 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 15000.

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It takes approximately 26 h 51 min to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nilaveli to Arugam Bay is 258 km. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Arugam Bay. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay.
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  • Distance: 135.4 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 51 min

What companies run services between Nilaveli, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the taxi to Trincomalee, take the night train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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