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From Colombo Fort to Matara by train

14:25
Colombo Fort
17:50
Matara
3h 25m
15:05
Colombo Fort
17:40
Matara
2h 35m

From Colombo Fort to Weligama by train

14:25
Colombo Fort
17:30
Weligama
3h 5m
15:05
Colombo Fort
17:20
Weligama
2h 15m

From Colombo Fort to Beliatta by train

14:25
Colombo Fort
18:20
Beliatta
3h 55m
15:05
Colombo Fort
18:05
Beliatta
3h

From Colombo to Hambantota by taxi and flight joint ticket

Any
Colombo
Time
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo to Matara by taxi

Any
Colombo
Time
Mirissa, Matara
2h 40m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Mirissa, Matara
2h 40m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo Any Hotel to Matara by taxi

Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Matara
3h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Matara
3h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Weligama, Matara
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Weligama, Matara
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo Any Hotel to Southern Province by taxi

Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Dickwella, Southern Province
3h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Dickwella, Southern Province
3h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Matara Schedule

Colombo to Matara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Van 9pax Any timeLKR 30,877
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 17,999
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 14:25 – 17:50LKR 3,564

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Matara

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

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. 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+flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 30,876. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,359.

How far is Colombo from Matara?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Matara. Your trip will be a total of 94 miles (151 km). The flying distance is 82 miles (131 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Matara can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Matara 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 3,359 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+flight - a one-way taxi+flight ticket can cost as much as LKR 30,876.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,359 to LKR 3,563;
  • taxi+flight price: LKR 25,355 - LKR 30,876. From Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Colombo until 00:00 Colombo
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 25,387 - LKR 30,915. From Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Colombo until 00:00 Colombo

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 16,185 to LKR 20,825.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.
  • 3 by taxi+flight from Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Colombo until 00:00 Colombo
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Colombo until 00:00 Colombo

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Matara. 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 16,185.

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

Trains

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 Matara

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Matara? 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:

  • 92% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 8% decided to catch a taxi.