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There are 4 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa Express Train / ...

$26 - $33

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 45m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa 160.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa 160.2 miles

$19 - $28

Taxi, fly  •  3h 49m

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

$91 - $288

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is to drive which costs Rs. 3300 - Rs. 4900 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is to taxi which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 24000 and takes 3h 45m.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Hikkaduwa is 119 km. The road distance is 256.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 50m and costs Rs. 4400 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 9h 50m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is 256 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2178+ hotels available in Hikkaduwa. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa.
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  • Distance: 74.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa. However, you can take the taxi to Beragala, take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Hikkaduwa. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Hikkaduwa.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB
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 Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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