Colombo to Weligama by Bus

We would recommend you get a minivan transfer or the train because the bus can take 5 hours from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Station. However, it is worth looking into if you could still be waiting around for a train connection in Ratmalana.

It can be challenging to carry surfboards on a bus, which makes travelling minivan a better option, especially if you’re heading towards the Weligama-Midigama area as the bus stops past Weligama in Matara and you have to then double back.

Luxury Bus Travel

Now its worth checking you can book online and via app with a number of luxury bus providers. The locals can even buy bus tickets via their phone network.

Bus Booking & Bus Seat are popular ticket providers. Limited by just a few main stops for the south west coast:

Negumbo (Kite Surfing mecca)
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Columbo
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Matara (SK Town & Matara)
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Kataragama (Tangalle & Dickwella, Yala Safari Park)