There are 6 ways to get from Yala National Park to Bentota by taxi, bus, train, car or plane

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Taxi, bus, train  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Kataragama
  2. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama

$74 - $91

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Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Yala National Park to Bentota 226.1 miles

$27 - $40

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW
  3. Take the train from Matara to Aluthgama

$115 - $308

Taxi to Weerawila, fly to Koggala, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Weerawila
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Koggala (KCT) WRZ - KCT
  3. Take the train from Koggala to Bentota

$333 - $508

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Koggala (KCT) HRI - KCT
  3. Take the train from Koggala to Bentota

$335 - $491

Taxi to Dickwella, fly to Koggala, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Dickwella
  2. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Koggala (KCT) DIW - KCT
  3. Take the train from Koggala to Bentota

$149 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota is to drive which costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 7000 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota is to drive which costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 7000 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Yala National Park and Bentota is 187 km. The road distance is 361.8 km.

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The best way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota without a car is to taxi and bus and train which takes 13 h 35 min and costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000.

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It takes approximately 13 h 35 min to get from Yala National Park to Bentota, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Yala National Park to Bentota is 362 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Yala National Park to Bentota.

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

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There are 680+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Yala National Park to Bentota.
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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 35 min

What companies run services between Yala National Park, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Yala National Park to Bentota. However, you can take the taxi to Kataragama, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Aluthgama. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Bentota.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from Weerawila to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Matara to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Koggala to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Yala National Park to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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