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

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Taxi, bus  •  13 h 50 min

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

$61 - $74

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Night train, bus  •  23 h 11 min

  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

6 alternative options

Night train, train  •  13 h 16 min

  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

$22 - $32

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Tangalle 269.6 miles

$30 - $50

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

  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

$320 - $878

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

  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

$476 - $965

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

  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

$440 - $773

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

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

$439 - $768

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 23 h 11 min.

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

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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 13 h 50 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000.

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Katugastota Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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

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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
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 - $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
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
$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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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