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Colombo to Dikwella

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Colombo to Dikwella


What are the travel options from Colombo to Dikwella? Train, bus, air etc?

Ideally on a budget (bus or train?).

I’ll then head to Hiriketiya Beach!

Many thanks :)

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1. Re: Colombo to Dikwella

Train to Matara and then bus or Tuk Tuk to hiriketya. This the cheapest /fast way.. Otherwise the bus from Colombo to Matara or tangalle, they all stop in dickwella. Hiriketya is 1,5km from dickwella bus station

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2. Re: Colombo to Dikwella

Hello, did you get the train and did it work out ok?

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3. Re: Colombo to Dikwella

You can travel up to Matara by train & then use buses to Dickwella (if you are starting from Colombo). find the train tt and select a train to Matara, then use buses to Dickwella. during day time you will find buses without any difficulties from Matara main bus stand.


Go to Colombo private bus stand & take line #32 (non air con) buses with 'Kataragama' or 'Tangalle' destinations..they are passing Dickwella.

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4. Re: Colombo to Dikwella

I am looking for 1 way transport from Colombo to Dickwella on Jan 6,2019 morning. I understand it is a 3 hour drive. Have luggage so train or bus is not an option. Thanks!!

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5. Re: Colombo to Dikwella

Yes that's cab, around Rs 16,000 including tolls. 4 hours.

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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