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There are 3 ways to get from Yala National Park to Matara by bus or plane

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Travel, bus  •  5h

  1. Travel from Yala National Park to Wellawaya
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Travel, fly to Koggala  •  2h 5m

  1. Travel from Yala National Park to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Koggala (KCT) HRI - KCT

$33 - $208

Travel, fly to Dickwella  •  1h 52m

  1. Travel from Yala National Park to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW

$30 - $202

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yala National Park to Matara is to travel and bus which costs Rs. 170 - Rs. 260 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Yala National Park to Matara is to travel and fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 35000 and takes 1h 52m.

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The distance between Yala National Park and Matara is 128 km.

The best way to get from Yala National Park to Matara without a car is to travel and bus which takes 5h and costs Rs. 170 - Rs. 260.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Yala National Park to Matara, 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 1716+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Yala National Park to Matara.
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  • Distance: 79.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

There is no direct connection from Yala National Park to Matara. However, you can take the travel to Wellawaya then take the bus to Matara Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Hambantota airport, fly to Koggala, then take the taxi to Matara.

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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4

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