There are 5 ways to get from Puttalam to Galle by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $4

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Train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Nooranagar to Ragama Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$3 - $6

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $3

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Galle 160.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Galle 160.9 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 550 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 24000 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puttalam to Galle station. However, there are services departing from Puttalam and arriving at Galle Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Puttalam to Galle. However, there are services departing from Nooranagar and arriving at Galle via Ragama and Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puttalam and Galle is 226 km. The road distance is 257.5 km.

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Galle without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 750.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Puttalam to Galle, including transfers.

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Puttalam to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Puttalam station.

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Puttalam to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Nooranagar station.

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Galle is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs Rs. 450 - Rs. 1100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 550 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between Puttalam, Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Puttalam to Galle via Ragama and Colombo Fort in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puttalam to Galle via Pettah CTB and Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 8 h 45 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Nooranagar to Ragama
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Galle
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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Puttalam to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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Puttalam to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Galle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Galle is 257 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Puttalam to Galle.

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There are 2437+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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