Getting Here

Arugam Bay is situated in the district of Ampara, approximately 314 km from Colombo. Located to the south of Pottuvil, this small town can be reached via A4 from Colombo.


If you are looking for a direct bus from Colombo,
The CTB Pottuvil / Panama Bus departs from Pettah Bus Stand. From Pottuvil, a short three-wheel drive will bring you to Arugam Bay
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BUSES ALSO OPERATE FROM OTHER TOURIST DESTINATIONS:

Hikkaduwa: Tourists can catch the Monaragala bus from the Hikkaduwa Bus Stand. From Monaragela get the CTB Pottuvil / Panama Bus, which stops in Pottuvil. A short three-wheeler ride will bring you to Arugam Bay.

Matara: Tourists can catch the Monaragala bus from the Matara Bus Stand. From Moneragela, get the CTB Pottuvil / Panama Bus, which stops in Pottuvil. A short three-wheeler ride will bring you to Arugam Bay.

From Kandy: Catch the bus to Mahayana from the Kandy Bus Stand. From Mahayana get the bus to Moneragala. From there on, travel in the CTB Pottuvil / Panama bus to Pottuvil. A short three-wheeler ride from Pottuvil will bring you to Arugam Bay.

By train: The nearest train station to Arugam Bay is Ella. Trains run from Colombo and Kandy to Ella. Ella is just a 2 ½ hour taxi ride away.

By private taxi: We can also arrange to pick you from the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.

We offer a private taxi service to and from the airport. Please contact us for prices and more information.