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There are 9 ways to get from Tangalle to Colombo by taxi, plane, train, bus or car

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Taxi to Koggala, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$53 - $240

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1

$1 - $3

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Fly Dickwella to Colombo  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB

$286 - $557

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Colombo  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB

$264 - $790

Taxi to Koggala, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$262 - $527

Fly Dickwella to Koggala, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Koggala (KCT) DIW - KCT
  2. Take the train from Koggala to Colombo Fort

$23 - $199

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Secretartat Halt Express Train

$18 - $23

Taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Colombo 119.3 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Colombo 119.3 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Tangalle to Colombo is to bus which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 440 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Colombo is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 42000 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tangalle Bus Station station and arriving at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Tangalle and Colombo is 146 km. The road distance is 190.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Colombo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4100.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Tangalle to Colombo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Colombo is to fly which takes 2 h 14 min and costs Rs. 49000 - Rs. 100000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4100 and takes 3 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 440 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Tangalle to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Tangalle to Colombo once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Tangalle to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Koggala to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Matara to Secretartat Halt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
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 Tangalle to Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Tangalle to Colombo is 191 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Tangalle to Colombo.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1220+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Dickwella Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1000.

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