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

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya 31-1
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil 35-1

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil 118.8 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil 118.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil is to bus which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 550 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil. However, there are services departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Pottuvil via Wellawaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Pottuvil is 116 km. The road distance is 190 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 550.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil is 190 km. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Pottuvil. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil.
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  • Distance: 72.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil via Wellawaya in around 7 h 45 min.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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