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There are 7 ways to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle by taxi, bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Taxi, bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Dehiattakandiya
  2. Take the bus from Dehiattakandiya to Matara Bus Station 35-1

$60 - $73

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  23h 11m

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort Night Mail Train
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station 32-1

$3 - $8

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Night train, train  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Take the train from Galoya Junction to Colombo Fort
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa

$21 - $32

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Tangalle 269.6 miles

$30 - $50

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$80 - $400

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  4h 59m

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$318 - $871

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala, taxi  •  4h 41m

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT
  3. Take a taxi from Koggala to Tangalle

$126 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle is to night train and bus which costs Rs. 430 - Rs. 1400 and takes 23h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 21000 - Rs. 70000 and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Tangalle is 288 km. The road distance is 431.3 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 13h 50m and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000.

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It takes approximately 13h 50m to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Tangalle is 431 km. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Trincomalee to Tangalle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 583+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle.
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  • Distance: 179.7 miles
  • Duration: 13h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Tangalle. However, you can take the taxi to Dehiattakandiya, take the bus to Matara Bus Station, then take the bus to Tangalle Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Trincomalee to Tangalle via Galoya Junction, Galoya Junction, Colombo Fort, and Kamburugamuwa in around 13h 16m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Galoya Junction to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dehiattakandiya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $4
AirCon
$4 - $5
Super Lux
$7
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
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 Trincomalee to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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