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There are 3 ways to get from Ratnapura to Panadura by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Panadura Colombo Commuter / ...

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Panadura 44.8 miles

$21 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Ratnapura to Panadura 44.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Ratnapura to Panadura is to bus and train which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 550 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ratnapura to Panadura is to taxi which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 4400 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between Ratnapura and Panadura is 55 km. The road distance is 71.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ratnapura to Panadura without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Ratnapura to Panadura, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ratnapura to Panadura is 72 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Ratnapura to Panadura.

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There are 692+ hotels available in Panadura. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ratnapura to Panadura. However, you can take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Panadura. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Panadura.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Panadura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Panadura
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26

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