07 January 2012

E01 Southern Expressway Bus Schedule and Fares

03rd January 2012, infotravelsrilanka.blogspot.com

Both CTB and private buses have been given the approval to ply on the new Express Southern Highway. Although real highway terminus is at Kottawa and Pinnaduwa, the buses are scheduled to commence from Maharagama and complete the Journey at Galle instead of Pinnaduwa, the end of the highway.
The bus fairs and prescribed stoppage points have been named.

Bus fares and Stoppage Points:

From Maharagama to Kottawa the fare would be Rs 100/-, to Kahatuduwa would be Rs 120/-, to Galanigama the fair would be Rs 150/-, to Welipenna the fare would be Rs 300/-, to Kurundugaha the fair would be Rs 330/-, to Nayapamula (Baddegama) it would be Rs 370/- and to Galle the fare is Rs 400/-.

From Kottawa to Kahatuduwa the fare is Rs 100/-. Rs 130/- to Galanigama, Rs 180/- to Dodangoda, Rs 220/- to Welipenna, Rs 280/- to Nayapayamula, Rs 340/- to Pinnaduwa and Rs 340/- up to Galle.

From Kahatuduwa to Galanigama the fare is Rs 100/-. Rs 130/ to Dodangoda, to Welipenna it is Rs 180/-, from Kurundugaha to Hekampatha Rs 220/-, to Nayapamula the fair is Rs 280/-, to Pinnaduwa it is Rs 310 and to Galle Rs 360/-.

From Galanigama to Dodangoda it is Rs 100/-. Rs 130/- to Welipenna, to Pinnaduwa it is Rs 280/- and to Galle it is Rs 310/-.

From Welipenna to Kurundugaha Rs 100/-, to Nayapamulata Rs 130/-, Pinnaduwa Rs 180/-, Galle Rs 220/-.

From Pinnaduwa to Galle Rs 100/-.

Bus Time Table and Schedules:

The CTB and Luxury buses scheduled to run on the high way today would stop anywhere along the new Southern highway.

It is reported that the first bus leaves Maharagama at 6.00 a.m and will reach Galle at 7.30 a.m.

The first bus will leave Galle at 6.00 a.m and will reach Maharagama at 7.30 a.m.

The next bus will leave Maharagama and will reach Galle at 8 a.m. and will reach Galle at 9.30 a.m.

The second bus will leave Galle at 8.30 a.m and is due at Maharagama at 9.30 a.m.

The next bus which leaves Maharagama at 11.30 a.m. will reach Galle at 2.00 p.m.

The bus that leaves Galle at 12.30 p.m from Galle will reach Maharagama at 1.30 p.m.

The next bus leaves Maharagama at 2.30 p.m. and will be in Galle at 4 p.m.

The last bus to leave Maharagama will be at 4.45 p.m. and will reach Galle at 6.15 p.m.

From Galle, the last bus will leave at 4.45 p.m. and will reach Maharagama at 6.15 p.m.

Bus & Train Time Tables (Schedules) from State Information Centre: Dial 1919

State Information Centre requests  passengers  to dial 1919 to receive information  on  Southern Expressway bus services.

Accordingly the time tables of Ceylon Transport Board (CTB)  buses and Ceylon Government railways information could be received via  1919.


  1. Bus service on Southern Express Highway is a great thing. I hope the authorities will take steps to bring down the price of the busfare as it is a bit too high for daily commuters. Jayantha

  2. i need a phone number for more information

  3. Phone number? Are you planning to operate a bus service on Southern expressway?

  4. Supposedly timetable is available by calling 1919

  5. Thanks for the "Dial 1919" information. Now that's added to the article.

  6. Southern Highway Project Sri Lanka

    The Southern Expressway is the first and the longest expressway of the proposed expressway network of Sri Lanka. It runs from Kottawa to Matara.

    Picture Gallery: http://www.wideshaseva.com/home/southern_highway.html

  7. I would like to suggest a special fare for people who have to travel daily. Give them a choice of a weekly, forthnightly or a monthly ticket.


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