Colombo to Badulla

Colombo to Badulla

  Sep 27, 2021, 7 trips (LKR 3,166 – LKR 0)

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8h 37m Deps: 5:55, 8:30, 9:45

From LKR 3,166
Colombo Fort
9h 19m ride in train #1005 with Sri Lanka Railways
From LKR 3,166 per adult
Colombo Fort
8h 41m ride in train #1015 with Sri Lanka Railways
From LKR 3,166 per adult
Colombo Fort
8h 37m ride in train #1007 with Sri Lanka Railways
From LKR 3,166 per adult


4h 5m

Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 24,364
4h 5m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 24,364 vehicle, all incl
6h 15m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
From LKR 25,759 vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Badulla Schedule

Colombo to Badulla Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 68,916
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 25,759
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 39,506
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 15:14LKR 4,483
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 09:45 - 18:22LKR 3,166

Transportation from Colombo to Badulla

How to get from Colombo to Badulla

When you want to get from Colombo to Badulla, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 68,916. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,166.

How far is Colombo from Badulla?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Badulla. Your trip will be a total of 137 miles (220 km). The flying distance is 83 miles (133 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Badulla?

The travel time from Colombo to Badulla can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 11 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Badulla?

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Badulla varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 3,166 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 68,916.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo to Badulla:

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,192 to LKR 4,390;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 24,342 to LKR 68,836.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo and Badulla?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Badulla any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Badulla. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 24,342.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Colombo to Badulla

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Badulla? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to catch a taxi.