There are 6 ways to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai by taxi, train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Maho
  2. Take the train from Maho to Valachchenei
  3. Take a taxi from Valachchenei to Kalmunai

$62 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus, night train  •  21 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$21 - $30

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Kalmunai 192.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Kalmunai 192.9 miles

$23 - $35

Bus, fly to Batticaloa  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$47 - $240

Bus, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Kalmunai

$92 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai is to drive which costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 6000 and takes 5 h 38 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai is to taxi which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 23000 and takes 5 h 38 min.

More details

The distance between Puttalam and Kalmunai is 232 km. The road distance is 308.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai without a car is to taxi and train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 14000.

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Kalmunai is 309 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Puttalam to Kalmunai.

Get driving directions

Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Puttalam to Kalmunai.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 144.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

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

There is no direct connection from Puttalam to Kalmunai. However, you can take the taxi to Maho, take the train to Valachchenei, then take the taxi to Kalmunai. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Puttalam to Kalmunai via Pettah CTB, Colombo Fort, and Batticaloa in around 21 h 7 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Maho to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Maho
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from London to Edinburgh, Need to know: Greyhound and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.