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There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Hatton  •  1h 32m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$42 - $220

Cheapest option

Train  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Nanuoya Colombo - Badulla

$8 - $14

5 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya

$46 - $189

Bus, taxi  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Nuwara Eliya

$46 - $56

Bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Beragala 99 / ...

$24 - $32

Taxi  •  2h 45m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 104.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 104.7 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2400 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 38000 and takes 1h 32m.

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The distance between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya is 103 km. The road distance is 167.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3h 34m and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 10000.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which takes 1h 32m and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 38000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500 and takes 7h 6m, you could also train, which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2400 and takes 7h.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is 167 km. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 64.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 59m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Fort Station to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Bus from Pettah CTB to Beragala
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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