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

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Bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Beragala to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$25 - $29

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura 88.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura 88.3 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura is to drive which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2700 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2h 29m.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura is 53 km. The road distance is 141.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura without a car is to bus which takes 4h 6m and costs Rs. 4200 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura is 141 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Ratnapura. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 33.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 2h 59m.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Beragala to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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