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

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Bus  •  10 h

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

$2 - $5

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Taxi  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Tangalle 74.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Ratnapura to Tangalle 74.3 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Ratnapura to Tangalle is to bus which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 900 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Ratnapura to Tangalle is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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

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The distance between Ratnapura and Tangalle is 86 km. The road distance is 118.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ratnapura to Tangalle without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 10 h to get from Ratnapura to Tangalle, including transfers.

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

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Ratnapura to Tangalle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Tangalle Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ratnapura to Tangalle is 119 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Ratnapura to Tangalle.

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There are 571+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 53.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

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

You can take a bus from Ratnapura to Tangalle via Pettah CTB and Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 10 h.

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
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Ratnapura to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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