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There are 3 ways to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Balangoda to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aukana Express Train

$25 - $36

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Taxi  •  3h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Pinnawala to Dambulla 118.7 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Pinnawala to Dambulla 118.7 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3600 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 3h 29m.

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The distance between Pinnawala and Dambulla is 126 km. The road distance is 189.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 8m and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 6500.

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It takes approximately 11h 8m to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pinnawala to Dambulla is 190 km. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Pinnawala to Dambulla.

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There are 716+ hotels available in Dambulla. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pinnawala to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 78.5 miles
  • Duration: 11h 8m

What companies run services between Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka and Dambulla, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Pinnawala to Dambulla. However, you can take the taxi to Balangoda, take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Aukana, then take the taxi to Dambulla. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dambulla.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Aukana
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Balangoda to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Pinnawala to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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