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From Bandaranaike Airport to Matara by flight+taxi joint ticket

CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
Mirissa, Matara
2h 55m
 Instant  Refund
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo Fort to Matara by train

Colombo Fort
3h 47m

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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 Flight+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 flight+taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 25,760. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,360.

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 119 miles (190 km). The flying distance is 79 miles (126 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 3,360 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight+taxi - a one-way flight+taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 25,760.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,360 to LKR 3,360;
  • avia+charter price: LKR 25,760 - LKR 25,760. From Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport until 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport

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

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

  • 1 by avia+charter from Colombo to Matara starting from 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport until 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


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:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.