Friday, August 5, 2011

AC CTB Buses and the Southern Highway

CTB (SLTB to be exact has AC buses running from Moratuwa to Pettah. Currently only two buses and within the next few days two more to be added. By the end of the month they expect to have fleet of forty buses. Some of the buses are to be deployed on the Southern highway which apparent scheduled to be opened on August 15th. The fare from Pettah to Galle is to be LKR 350/=. The Fare from Bambalapitiya to Pettah was LKR 26/=.

As of Jan 2014 (and earlier) the Southern Highway Buses run only from Maharagama .  The fare is LKR 500. Journey is one and half hours (none rush hours) from Maharagama to Galle. It seems like the private buses have less air conditioning compared to the SLTB buses.

The worst public bus station toilet is in Maharagama. Much worse than Chilaw which is quite bad to start with. Surprised no one has complained.

Check with Pettah Central Bus Stand (+94) 11 2329604-5 about changes.

Info on Katunayake/Negombo to Pettah Highway service.


  1. I won't mind paying 350 to Galle if they maintain the bus like that.

  2. SLTB will have color codes for buses; red for AC and blue for non AC, same as in India.

  3. This is the Colombo City Bus Service... Another 25 VOLVO B7RLE Buses coming soon... New Ashok Leyland Luxury buses For the southern express way.. Click Here to see the Express way bus

  4. please can some one let me know the times for these buses.. Arrival time and departure time from moratuwa....FARES>....