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There are 4 ways to get from Ratnapura to Colombo by bus, taxi, car or train

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB 99 / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Colombo 57.2 miles

$27 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ratnapura to Colombo 57.2 miles

$6 - $10

Taxi, train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Panadura
  2. Take the train from Panadura to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...

$22 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Ratnapura to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 370 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ratnapura to Colombo is to taxi which costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 6000 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ratnapura and arriving at Pettah CTB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Ratnapura and Colombo is 67 km. The road distance is 91.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ratnapura to Colombo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 370.

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The bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB takes 3 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ratnapura to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Ratnapura station.

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Ratnapura to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Pettah CTB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ratnapura to Colombo is 91 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Ratnapura to Colombo.

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There are 1200+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Ratnapura, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ratnapura to Colombo hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Panadura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Ratnapura to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$27 - $33

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