There are 4 ways to get from Tangalle to Ratnapura by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  9 h 22 min

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

$2 - $6

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Taxi  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Ratnapura 74.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Ratnapura 74.8 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, taxi  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Koggala (KCT) DIW - KCT
  2. Take a taxi from Koggala to Ratnapura

$92 - $281

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No, there is no direct bus from Tangalle station to Ratnapura. However, there are services departing from Tangalle Bus Station and arriving at Ratnapura via Pettah CTB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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The distance between Tangalle and Ratnapura is 86 km. The road distance is 119.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Ratnapura without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to get from Tangalle to Ratnapura, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dickwella Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tangalle to Ratnapura is 120 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Tangalle to Ratnapura.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Dickwella Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Ratnapura. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tangalle to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 53.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Tangalle to Ratnapura via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Pettah CTB in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
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 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura
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 Tangalle to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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

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