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Getting there

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Getting There

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By Van/Car
Arugam Bay is approximately a 6-8 hour drive from Colombo.
You can break the journey with an overnight stop either on the tank road not far from Yala West National Park; there are number of guesthouses in that area, which is the fastest route, or, via the “Hill Country”, Kandy, or Ella/Haputale are recommended, the scenic drive down to ABay is stunning. If you would like us to arrange a van to pick you up at the airport, the price will be approx 18,000rs one way.

Public transportation
The bus takes 10-12hrs, leaves Colombo twice daily for Pottuvil, 5:00 am (“Direct”) & 8.00pm stopping at Pottuvil.  Bus fare is around 530rs one way.  The cost of the Tuk-Tuk from Pottuvil to Arugam bay will be around Rs150 one way.  Buses leave Pottuvil via Monaragala to Colombo at 6.00am & 5.30pm.

Train
Great way to see the hill country! Tea estates, waterfalls and stunning countryside, Badulla being the final stop from Colombo, but would recommend Ella to disembark as it is way more relaxed and a good deal prettier. A bus from there would be around 130rs or van($80 - $90).

Helicopter
Amazing way of seeing Sri Lanka but not cheap. A chopper seating 1-4 people costs around US $4000!  But hey if you have 3 rich friends then they can pay.