How to Visit Weligama from Udawalawe

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Coming to Weligama from Udawalawe national park is a easy trip. Ii is a matter of get in to a correct bus or taxi. Travelers can have two options to come to this magnificent Weligama beach - Sri Lanka from Udawalawe. This article provide details for, how you visit this coastal town from Udawalawe national park.
How to visit Weligama from Udawalawe

Total distance from Udawalawe to Weligama: 92 KM

How to visit Weligama from Udawalawe

Udawalawe to Weligama by Bus

Travelers need to reach the Udawalawe junction for take bus towards Embilipitiya. Udawalawe junction is located in the start of Thanamalvila road from Palmadulla road (see the map below). All most every buses going towards Embilipitiya will stop in front of the Udawalawe junction. Buses like Embilipitiya - Colombo route number 03, Embilipitiya - Udawalwa and Rathnapura - Embilipitiya will stop at Embilipitiya bus station. You can choose whatever bus to reach towards Embilipitiya bus station. From Embilipitiya bus stand take Embilipitiya - Matara route number 11 | 363 towards Matara city. Udawalawe - Matara buses operate 05:00 to 18:00 time period. Bus fare for Matara from Udawalawe less than 2 USD. It will take nearly 2 hours time for reach Matara. After traveler get off from Matara, then he/she needs to take a bus to reach Weligama. Please read this article for visit Weligama from Matara. Please read this article also regarding the bus rides in Sri Lanka.

If traveler unable to find bus Embilipitiya - Matara bus or if there is no bus available towards Matara, then you can take bus towards Nonagama junction using Embilipitiya - Hambanthota route number 211 bus from Embilipitiya bus station. If you decide to take Embilipitiya - Hambanthota bus do not forget to get off from Nonagama junction. From Nonagama junction traveler need to take bus towards Matara city. Most common buses that can be use will be Hambanthota - Matara, Tissamaharama - Matara or Kataragama - Colombo. After  traveler get off from Matara, then he/she needs to take a bus to reach Weligama. Please read this article for visit Weligama from Matara.

Udawalwe junction in Embilipitiya - Pelmadulla road
Udawalwe junction in Embilipitiya - Pelmadulla road
Main bus station - Embilipitiya
Main bus station - Embilipitiya
Embilipitiya - Matara bus
Embilipitiya - Matara bus
Nonagama junction - Tangalle road
Nonagama junction - Tangalle road

Udawalawe to Weligama by Train

Unfortunately, in current setup [2019/02] there are no trains available from Udawalawe / Embilipitiya to Matara. But currently railway track is building towards Kataragama therefore in future there will be trains available to Matara from Beliatta. If you reach Matara, traveler can take train to Weligama. Please read this article for visit Weligama from Matara.

Udawalawe to Weligama by Taxi

Some of the taxi services nearby located near Udawalawe safari entrance and Udawalwe junction. Their rates can be change accordingly therefore you need to talk with them and negotiate prices the taxi. We highly recommend to use public transport instead if taxi prices are high for your budget. If traveler needs any local taxi services like car or van, they were park nearby Udawalawe safari entrance and Udawalwe junction. Sometimes people may ask for share a taxi with them, Those offers may be good option.

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 Udawalwe to Weligama would be 100 USD. This amount will be change according to the route, vehicle type, passengers.

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

Different ways to visit Weligama from Udawalawe in Google Maps

Below map include the different ways come to Weligama from Udawalawe, 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 Udawalawe 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