There are 3 ways to get from Talpe to Matara by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Thalpe to Kamburugamuwa Express Train / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Talpe to Matara 23.2 miles

$17 - $21

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Talpe to Matara 23.2 miles

$2 - $4

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thalpe and arriving at Kamburugamuwa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Talpe and Matara is 29 km. The road distance is 37.1 km.

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The best way to get from Talpe to Matara without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs .

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The train from Thalpe to Kamburugamuwa takes 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Talpe to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Thalpe station.

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Talpe to Matara train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kamburugamuwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Talpe to Matara is 37 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Talpe to Matara.

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There are 1585+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Talpe to Matara.
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  • Distance: 17.9 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Talpe to Matara every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Thalpe to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Talpe to Matara
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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