There are 8 ways to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle by taxi, bus, night train, train, car or plane

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

Taxi, bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. 35-1

$66 - $79

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Night Mail Train
  2. 32-1

$3 - $8

6 alternative options

Night train, train  •  13 h 16 min

$23 - $35

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. 269.6 miles

$30 - $50

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

  1. KDZ - HRI

$329 - $883

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Weerawila, taxi  •  4 h 37 min

  1. KDZ - WRZ

$444 - $778

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  6 h 54 min

  1. HRI - DIW

$162 - $362

Taxi to Weerawila, fly to Dickwella  •  6 h 40 min

  1. WRZ - DIW

$392 - $509

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, Colombo Fort, and Kamburugamuwa in around 13 h 16 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Weerawila to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
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
6 h
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
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
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $4
AirCon
$4 - $5
Super Lux
$8
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station
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
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Trincomalee and Tangalle is 288 km. The road distance is 431 km.

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle is to night train and bus which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 23 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Tangalle is to taxi and fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs Rs. 70000 - Rs. 130000.

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