There are 5 ways to get from Ratnapura to Matara by bus, train, taxi or car

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

Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Bus via Wellawaya  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$17 - $22

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Matara 110.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Ratnapura to Matara 110.1 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ratnapura to Matara is to bus and train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 850 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ratnapura to Matara is to taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Ratnapura and Matara is 83 km. The road distance is 176.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Ratnapura to Matara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ratnapura to Matara station. However, there are services departing from Ratnapura and arriving at Matara Bus Station via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Ratnapura to Matara.
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  • Distance: 51.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Ratnapura to Matara via Haputale and Wellawaya in around 8 h 9 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Ratnapura to Haputale
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Ratnapura to Matara
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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