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There are 5 ways to get from Yala National Park to Bentota by bus, train 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.

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Bus, train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Bentota Express Train / ...

$2 - $5

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Bus, train via Aluthgama  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama Colombo Commuter / ...

$2 - $5

Travel to Hambantota, fly to Koggala, train  •  4h 32m

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

$20 - $193

Travel to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, train  •  4h 27m

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

$31 - $203

Travel to Dickwella, fly to Koggala, train  •  5h 21m

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

$18 - $186

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota is to bus and train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 900 and takes 11h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota is to travel and fly and train which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 35000 and takes 4h 27m.

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The distance between Yala National Park and Bentota is 171 km.

The best way to get from Yala National Park to Bentota without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 3m and costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 11h 3m to get from Yala National Park to Bentota, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 714+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Yala National Park to Bentota.
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  • Distance: 107 miles
  • Duration: 11h 3m

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 travel to Kataragama, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Bentota. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Yala National Park to Bentota via Kataragama, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Colombo Fort in around 11h 14m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
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 Colombo Fort to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
8h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6

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