There are 4 ways to get from Ella to Bentota by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bandarawela to Ratnapura 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Bentota

$55 - $73

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Train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Maradana Express Train
  2. Take the train from Maradana to Aluthgama Colombo Commuter / ...

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Bentota 123.5 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Bentota 123.5 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Ella to Bentota. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Aluthgama via Maradana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

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The distance between Ella and Bentota is 126 km. The road distance is 197.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Bentota without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Ella to Bentota, including transfers.

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Ella to Bentota train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Elle station.

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Ella to Bentota train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Aluthgama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Bentota is 198 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Ella to Bentota.

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There are 691+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Bentota.
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  • Distance: 79 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Ella, Uva, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Ella to Bentota via Maradana in around 12 h 7 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Maradana
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Maradana to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Bandarawela to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Ratnapura to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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