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There are 6 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara by taxi, bus, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$37 - $45

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara Bus Station 31-1

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  4h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 147.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 147.1 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi, fly to Koggala  •  3h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Koggala (KCT) HRI - KCT

$90 - $286

Taxi, fly to Dickwella  •  3h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW

$88 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara is to bus which costs Rs. 250 - Rs. 500 and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 48000 and takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Matara is 117 km. The road distance is 235.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 5h 29m and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Nuwara Eliya to Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Matara is 235 km. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Matara.

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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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