The bus services in the main towns are fairly frequent. Long distance services are operated from Colombo at Pettah Central Bus Depot. There are two services, one operated by the Sri Lanka Transport Board and the other operated by Private Bus Companies. The private bus station is quite close to the Central Bus Depot . Bus services are more frequent in the Private Bus Station. Most of the buses and coaches have air-conditioning. Buses to the coastal town ply every 1/2 hour, To Kandy every 15 minutes. To other long distance destinations between 1 hour 1/2 hours. Both government and private buses and coaches carry the same destination numbers. Please observe the traffic plan which changes from time to time. All public transport gets particularly crowded around poya (full-moon) days and their nearest weekends, so avoid travelling then if you can. In long distance journey the buses will stop in one or two places to buy small snack, for tea and toilet.