Arugam Bay to Colombo by Bus
For the latest direct bus times from Arugam Bay / Pottuvil to Colombo see Latest News.
Akkaraipattu to Colombo by Bus
There is now a luxury ac bus leaving from Akkaraipattu 50km north of Arugam Bay which can be reserved. For more information see this page.
Arugam Bay to the South Coast by Bus
For destinations on the south coast there is a direct bus to Matara which leaves from Pottuvil at 6am. If you want to go later then it will be necessary to take a bus to Monaragala and then change for south coast destinations such as Yala, Tangalle, Matara, Weligama, Mirissa, Galle and Hikkaduwa. There are regular departures on this route from Monaragala, both private and government services.
Arugam Bay to Batticaloa or Trincomalee by Bus
If your destination is Batticaloa there is a direct bus at 6am from Pottuvil. After this there are regular departures, every 30 minutes or so, to the north. If there is not a direct bus then you can route through Akkaraipattu or Kalmunai. From Batticaloa there are regular express buses to Trincomalee.
Leaving Arugam Bay by Bus
There are mutiple buses leaving to Monaragala directly from Arugam Bay (no need to go to Pottuvil); these are 6am, 6.30am, 7am, 8am, 9am and 11am. There are buses leaving after 11am but less frequently as most people make an early start. From Monaragala there are regular direct services to Colombo and most other parts of the island including Ella. See the bus stop map for leaving Arugam Bay below to find your nearest stop.