Colombo to Matale

Colombo to Matale

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Colombo to Matale Schedule

Colombo to Matale Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 3pax Any timeLKR 25,355

Transportation from Colombo to Matale

Facts about the transport from Colombo to Matale

Cheapest Transport$24
Fastest Transport3h 24m
Earliest Departure10:35 AM
Latest Departure10:35 AM
Departures per day4
Distance170 kilometers
Transport CompaniesSri Lanka Railways, Stef Lanka Tours

How to get from Colombo to Matale

Travelling between Colombo and Matale is possible by Train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 103.57 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a taxi which will set you back mere USD 75.32.

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

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 5 hours to travel between Colombo and Matale depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Matale. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h 24m. Train does a much slower job and take about 4h 48m to reach Matale.

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

Travelling between Colombo and Matale can be as cheap as USD 75.32 if you opt for a Stef Lanka Tours taxi and as expensive as USD 103.57 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 4 from Colombo to Matale starting from 00:00 Colombo Transfer until 00:00 Colombo Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo to Matale.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Colombo and Matale

Stef Lanka Tours


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Colombo to Matale?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train