There are 4 ways to get from Puttalam to Colombo by bus, train, taxi or car
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Bus • 3 h 45 min
$1 - $2
Train • 4 h 46 min
$1 - $3
2 alternative options
Taxi • 2 h 17 min
$50 - $65
Drive • 2 h 17 min
$10 - $15
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210 and takes 3 h 45 min.
The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Colombo is to taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2 h 17 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Puttalam and arriving at Pettah CTB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nooranagar and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 46 min.
The distance between Puttalam and Colombo is 123 km. The road distance is 135.1 km.
The best way to get from Puttalam to Colombo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210.
The bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Puttalam to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Puttalam station.
Puttalam to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Nooranagar station.
The best way to get from Puttalam to Colombo is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 430 and takes 4 h 46 min.
What companies run services between Puttalam, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?
National Transport Commission operates a bus from Puttalam to Colombo hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Puttalam to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 46 min.
Train from Nooranagar to Colombo Fort
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 46 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- $1 - $2
- 1st Class
- $1 - $3
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More Questions & Answers
Puttalam to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Pettah CTB station.
Puttalam to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Colombo Fort station.
Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Colombo is 135 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Puttalam to Colombo.
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