There are 6 ways to get from Thalpe to Colombo by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  45 min

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

$25 - $209

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Thalpe to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Fly to Colombo  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$234 - $495

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Thalpe to Colombo 81.2 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Thalpe to Colombo 81.2 miles

$9 - $15

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Thalpe to Colombo once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Thalpe to Colombo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Thalpe to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Thalpe to Colombo?

The distance between Thalpe and Colombo is 114 km. The road distance is 130 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Thalpe to Colombo?

The cheapest way to get from Thalpe to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 390 and takes 3 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Thalpe to Colombo?

The quickest way to get from Thalpe to Colombo is to fly and taxi which takes 45 min and costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 33000.

Is there a direct train between Thalpe and Colombo?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Thalpe and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

How long does it take to get from Thalpe to Colombo?

It takes approximately 45 min to get from Thalpe to Colombo, including transfers.