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

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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Train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Ragama to Nanuoya Express Train

$8 - $15

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Bus  •  8h 25m

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

$28 - $37

Bus via Katunayake South  •  8h 53m

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

$28 - $37

Taxi  •  3h 5m

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 106.3 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 106.3 miles

$12 - $19

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2h 30m

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

$56 - $200

Fly from Colombo, taxi  •  3h 6m

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

$83 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2600 and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 35000 and takes 2h 30m.

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The distance between Negombo and Nuwara Eliya is 108 km. The road distance is 170.1 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to train which takes 7h 42m and costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2600.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which takes 7h 42m and costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 4900 - Rs. 6500 and takes 8h 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is 170 km. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya.

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

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There are 686+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 67.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 42m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5h 44m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo 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 Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Ragama to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.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 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 Negombo to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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The best way to get from Negombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 35m and costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2600.

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