How to Visit Weligama from Hikkaduwa

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Hikkaduwa is a beautiful coastal town in southern coast of Sri Lanka. Coming to Weligama from Hikkaduwa is a pretty much easy task. It is a matter of get in to a correct bus or train. Travelers can have three options to come to this magnificent Weligama beach - Sri Lanka from Hikkaduwa. This article shows the details for, how you visit this coastal town from Hikkaduwa beach.
How to visit Weligama from Hikkaduwa

Total distance from Hikkaduwa to Weligama: 47 KM

How to visit Weligama from Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa to Weligama by Bus

Travelers need to go the main bus station in Hikkaduwa city. It is located in the city central Hikkaduwa. All most every buses that going towards Matara will stop in front of the Hikkaduwa bus station. Traveler has to get in to Colombo - Matara route number 02 in front of the Hikkaduwa bus station (Please ask help from the information center inside the bust station). Bus fare for Weligama from Hikkaduwa less than 1 USD. All the buses that went for Matara going through Colombo - Matara A2 route, Sometimes Colombo - Matara buses less likely to have unoccupied seats to sit. Colombo - Matara buses operate all the day and all time. But after 20:00, operate frequency of buses decrease. It is advisable avoid stay public places like bus stations after 20:00. After you reach to Weligma exit from the bus, then go to your lodge / Weligama beach by walking or taking a tuk tuk (three-wheeler).

Public bus in Sri Lanka
Public bus in Sri Lanka
Main bus station - Hikkaduwa
Main bus station - Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa to Weligama by Train

From Hikkaduwa train station traveler can take a straight train to Weligama. Please read this article regarding the train timetables towards Weligama. You can find up-to date train time table from this government website: All most all the trains that heading towards Matara will stop at Weligama railway station. Highly recommend the train as the touring method when you equipped with surf boards and huge luggage. But conditions inside trains are decent and less comfortable especially lavatory etc... And trains will get crowded in office hours 07:00 - 08.30 morning, 15:30 - 17:30 afternoon. Nevertheless trains will also get more crowded in festive and vacation months like April, August, December. Trains are available for Weligama in between 05:00 to 20:30 time period. Ticket fare would be less than 1 USD. Please read this article regarding the train rides.

Seven (7) trains available for Weligama from Galle railway station

Train name Departure time Arrival time Frequency
Morning Express Train 1
Morning Express Train 2
Rajarata Rejini
Galu Kumari
Ruhunu Kumari
Only in weekdays (Not in public holidays)
Evening Express Train 1
Only in weekdays (Not in public holidays)
*Ruhunu Kumari, Sagarika trains are office trains.

Do not forget to departure from Weligama station otherwise traveler would be heading towards Matara. After you exit from the train, then go to your lodge / Weligama beach by walking or taking a tuk tuk (three-wheeler).
Hikkaduwa Railway Station
Hikkaduwa Railway Station

Hikkaduwa to Weligama by Taxi

Some of the taxi services nearby Hikkaduwa city has bit hire rates. Currently [Updated 2019/02] non of the main taxi services which are operated in the Colombo area not available in Hikkaduwa. Therefore we highly recommend to use public transport instead. If traveler needs any local taxi services like car or van, they were park nearby Hikkaduwa bus stand. Hiring a tuk tuk (three-wheeler) also a good option, lots of them park nearby the Hikkaduwa bus stand. But it is costly when it compares to public transport. If you book a taxi it may go through the expressway nearby (see the below map)

Travelers can have another option where several social media groups have share taxi rides with each other. You can just join those groups and try to share rides among backpackers. Please join social media below groups:
- Journey to Sri Lanka (Backpacking / Tourism / Information Hub)
- South Sri Lanka Surf Community
- Sri Lanka Taxi Share & Service
- Backpacking Sri Lanka / Taxi Service / Hotel Bookings

Additionally above options travelers can join several Telegram/WhatsApp group among Sri Lankan taxi service providers where they share / update their details, especially drivers who has got empty ride way back to different locations. Join below groups:
- Tourist Help Line Sri Lanka - Telegram group
- Sri Lanka Taxi - WhatsApp group
- Hikaduwa Airport Drops - WhatsApp group

Minimum cost for Hikkaduwa to Weligama would be 20 USD. This amount will be change according to the route, vehicle type, passengers.

You can book a taxi to Weligama from the Hikkaduwa via this form.

Different ways to visit Weligama from Hikkaduwa in Google Maps

Below map include the different ways come to Weligama from Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka including bus routes, train and taxi routes.

Following details may helpful, if you hope to visit Weligama from various other tourist destinations around this lovely Island.

From Colombo Airport (CMB) to Weligama
From Colombo to Weligama
From Hikkaduwa to Weligama
From Galle to Weligama
From Matara to Weligama
From Hiriketiya to Weligama
From Yala to Weligama
From Udawalawa to Weligama
From Ella to Weligama
From Kandy to Weligama
From Sigiriya to Weligama
From Arugambay to Weligama
From Kalpitiya to Weligama

Last Updated on: 2019/05/30