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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$45 - $222

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Nanuoya Express Train

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 5 min

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

$52 - $189

Bus  •  7 h 6 min

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

$26 - $34

Taxi  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 104.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 104.7 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2300 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 36000 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya is 103 km. The road distance is 167.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 64.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $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
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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