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There are 6 ways to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Kandy  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kandy (KDW) DWO - KDW

Rs. 10842 - Rs. 48940

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Bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Nuwara Eliya 79-1 Colombo to Welimada

Rs. 1702 - Rs. 2049

4 alternative options

Fly to Hatton  •  1h 38m

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

Rs. 6942 - Rs. 43940

Train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Nanuoya Colombo

Rs. 3651 - Rs. 4580

Taxi  •  2h 53m

  1. Take a taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya 172.2 km

Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya 172.2 km

Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3500

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The cheapest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 44000 and takes 1h 38m.

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The distance between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and Nuwara Eliya is 102 km. The road distance is 172.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus which takes 6h 14m and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which takes 2h 36m and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 49000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100 and takes 6h 14m, you could also train, which costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 4600 and takes 6h 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya is 172 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Kandy Airport.

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There are 641+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 101.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya twice daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Nuwara Eliya once daily. Tickets cost Rs. 180 - Rs. 250 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 7000 - Rs. 55000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 2000 - Rs. 38000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 2200 - Rs. 38000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 2000 - Rs. 38000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 180 - Rs. 250
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busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 180 - Rs. 250
Semi Lux
Rs. 280 - Rs. 340
AirCon
Rs. 380 - Rs. 430
Super Lux
Rs. 637
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Estimated price
Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com
Budget Taxi
Phone
+94 11 72 99 299
Website
budgettaxilk.com

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The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2000.

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