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Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

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Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Hi,

We'll be a couple of days in Tangalle, and then try take the 09:20 train from Matara to Colombo. But how long does it take to get from Tangalle to Matara? And what should it cost with a tuk tuk or a taxi?

Kind regards,

Andreas

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1. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Hi there,

Hard to predict the traffic. 90-120 mins is the safest bet in the rush hour, and for that 40 km it would be Rs 3500 cab or Rs 2000 tuktuk.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Thank you!

Kind regards,

/Andreas

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3. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

I'm guessing you have some sort of algorithm for determining the price? Is there somewhere you can find reliable distance between to places in Sri Lanka , and then multiplying the number of kilometers with 87,5 for taxi and 50 for tuk tuk?

Or is it more complicated than that?

So, that I can stop bothering you with these questions....

/Andreas

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4. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Yes absolutely. Google on 'Lanka distance finder', we use Thinknet mostly but at some parts others are more reliable. General algorhytm is Rs 75/km for one way cab and Rs 35-40 for one-way tuktuk but for 'shorter' rides esp. with lots of traffic they tend to round up a bit to the high side.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Taxi one-way is approx. LKR 70-75 - tuk tuk LKR 40-45.

Distances on Google maps are quite reliable.

Hans

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6. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Ok, great. What do you calculate with as the medium speed?

E.g Matara is only 40 km and still takes 1,5 to two hours. That's only between 20 and 30 km/h....

/Andreas

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7. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

I'm looking at Tangalle to Unawatuna, which appears to be 72 km. With a cab it should be something like 5400. But how long will it take?

3-4 hours?

/Andreas

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8. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Well depends on rush hour or not. Medium speed long-distance except for the two E-ways and the odd quiet road in the East is 30-40 km/h. If you need to catch a train in rush hour of course add some extra margin, that was done above.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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9. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

Just did that drive in reverse from Unawatuna (Sri Gemunu) to Tangalle (Moonstone Villas) - we left at 11am and arrived at 13:15pm and paid 6500 LKR but we have pretty much been ripped off by taxi drivers at every trip.

Pretty scary drive with buses driving on the wrong side of the road but we made it in one piece!

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10. Re: Distance and cost travelling from Tangalle to Matara?

I did Tangalle to Unawatuna by bus last year, took about 3 hours, & under 200rps

Public transport is very cheap, taxi's are not