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There are 4 ways to get from Pettah to Kitulgala by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi via Veyangoda  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Nittambuwa Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Nittambuwa to Kitulgala

Rs. 3174 - Rs. 3796

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Kegalle to Kitulgala

Rs. 2409 - Rs. 2941

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 26m

  1. Take a taxi from Pettah to Kitulgala 84.2 km

Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9000

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Pettah to Kitulgala 84.2 km

Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1800

Pettah → Kitulgala
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kitulgala is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kitulgala is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kitulgala is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 16 Apr 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Pettah to Kitulgala is to drive, which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1800 and takes 1h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Pettah to Kitulgala is to taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9000 and takes 1h 26m.

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The distance between Pettah and Kitulgala is 62 km. The road distance is 84.2 km.

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The best way to get from Pettah to Kitulgala without a car is to bus and taxi via Veyangoda which takes 2h 12m and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 3800.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Pettah to Kitulgala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pettah to Kitulgala is 84 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Pettah to Kitulgala.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Kitulgala. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Pettah to Kitulgala.
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  • Distance: 61.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Pettah, Sri Lanka and Kitulgala, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Pettah to Kitulgala. However, you can take the bus to Nittambuwa then take the taxi to Kitulgala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kegalle then take the taxi to Kitulgala.

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 Nittambuwa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 70 - Rs. 100
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 70 - Rs. 100
Semi Lux
Rs. 65 - Rs. 80
AirCon
Rs. 100 - Rs. 120
Super Lux
Rs. 192
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 327
Other operators
Taxi from Nittambuwa to Kitulgala
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Estimated price
Rs. 3100 - Rs. 3700
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site

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