Leaving Here

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 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 going from Panama to Monaragala which pass through Arugam Bay (no need to go to Pottuvil); these are 5:45am, 7.30am and 8:45am. There is also a bus leaving from Pottuvil to Monaragala at 12pm. 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.

Bus Stop Map Leaving Arugam Bay

Taxi Options

There are two options to find a taxi: request a quote on this site and support the local Arugam Bay taxi operators or go to our other site srilankacaranddriverhire.com and request a quote from all national taxi operators.

If you want to share a taxi try srilankataxishare.com or their Facebook group.

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31 Comments on "Leaving Here"

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Agathe
Agathe

Hello,
Your comment on bus from arugam Bay to monaragala : Is it still true?
Cause we Will leave AB tmrw and we want to ne sure about the bus stop and the Schedule.
Thank you

Markus
Markus

Hi, we’ll be leaving arugam bay tomorrow at 6.30pm with the bus 98 to udawalawe. The booking confirmation says the bus stops in arugam bay. Does he really do or should we go to pottuvil to be safe.
Thank you, Markus

Markus
Markus

We’re on the bus 🙂 thank you so much for your help !

Cecily
Cecily

Hi,

We want to leave Arugam Bay tomorrow and catch a bus to Ella. I am struggling to find the best way. Thanks

Andrea Sellers
Andrea Sellers

Hi, we want to leave arugam bay tomorrow and travel to Hirikitiya – what is the best way?
Thanks,
Andrea

Pieter
Pieter

is 6am still accurate for the direct bus? 🙂

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