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We are planning to reach Bandaranayake Intl airport, Colombo by 2 am and plan to head to Arugam bay straight away. Any suggestions on how to reach Arugam bay by 11 am the same day?

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Ok, so your only option is a taxi or car as that will get you there in approx 5-6 hours.

You can, however, do a mix:


A bus then a taxi or car will take 10-11 hours.

Line 32 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus to Kataragama (8-9 hours) bus leaves every 30 minutes. Then a taxi or car from Kataragama to Arugam Bay (2-3 hours).


Train than taxi will take 11-12 hours.

Colombo fort (express train) to Badulla (9-10 hours) Then a taxi or car from Badulla to Arugam Bay (2-3 hours).

Note: Instead of a taxi or car you can take a public bus which of course will take even longer.

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Alternately from  Colombo Bastian Mawatha to Matara Bus Station then the number 35-1 to Pottuvil then a public bus or taxi to Arugam Bay.

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