There are 3 ways to get from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$3 - $7

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Taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya 95.1 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya 95.1 miles

$11 - $17

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No, there is no direct bus from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya. However, there are services departing from Kataragama and arriving at Nuwara Eliya via Pettah CTB and Bandarawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 42 min.

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The distance between Kataragama and Nuwara Eliya is 87 km. The road distance is 152.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 42 min to get from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Kataragama station.

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Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Bandarawela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya is 152 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya.

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There are 736+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 42 min

What companies run services between Kataragama, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, Pettah CTB, and Bandarawela in around 17 h 42 min.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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