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There are 2 ways to get from Yala National Park to Galle by bus or train

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Bus, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Route EX 1-12/32
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Galle Station Colombo

Rs. 390 - Rs. 792

1 alternative option

Bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Matara to Kaduwela
  4. Take the bus from Kaduwela to Galle Bus Station

Rs. 744 - Rs. 991

Yala National Park → Galle
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The cheapest way to get from Yala National Park to Galle is to bus and train which costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 800 and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Yala National Park to Galle is to bus and train which costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 800 and takes 10h 12m.

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The distance between Yala National Park and Galle is 156 km.

The best way to get from Yala National Park to Galle without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 12m and costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 800.

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It takes approximately 10h 12m to get from Yala National Park to Galle, including transfers.

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There are 628+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Yala National Park to Galle.
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  • Distance: 156.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Yala National Park to Galle via Tangalle, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, Matara, and Kaduwela in around 10h 19m.

Train operators
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
6h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 280 - Rs. 370
Schedules at
busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 280 - Rs. 370
Semi Lux
Rs. 450 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 600 - Rs. 700
Super Lux
Rs. 1001
Bus from Tangalle to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 420 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 938
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Semi Lux
Rs. 260 - Rs. 320
AirCon
Rs. 360 - Rs. 410
Super Lux
Rs. 612
Bus from Matara to Kaduwela
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Semi Lux
Rs. 240 - Rs. 290
AirCon
Rs. 330 - Rs. 380
Super Lux
Rs. 562
Bus from Kaduwela to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 240
AirCon
Rs. 270 - Rs. 310
Super Lux
Rs. 463

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