How to get to Arugam Bay?


Train from Colombo Central Railway Station to Ella (9 hours) or Badulla 10 - 11 hours.

Getting from Badulla or Ella to Arugam Bay:

By private van from Badulla, 4 -5 hours. The price will be around US$ 95

By private van from Ella 3-4 hours. The price will be around US$ 80

By bus to Pottuvil, 6 hours (sometimes 1 shift) and thereafter 10 minutes tuk tuk drive to A-Bay.

Train schedules and useful links:

Sri Lanka Railways

How to reserve a seat

Online booking of Train Expo

Beginners guide to travel in Sri Lanka

Travel Guide - Getting around with trains


Keep your ticket ready when you arrive at your destination. Station Officers will sometimes require to see your ticket, and if you don't have it - you will have to rebuy a ticket, before you are allowed to leave the station.

Email: • Phone: 0094 (0) 63 22 48 191 • Mobile: 0094 (0) 77 90 67 841 • STARDUST BEACH HOTEL, ARUGAM BAY, POTTUVIL, SRI LANKA