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There are 3 ways to get from Ella to Dambulla by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Kandy Express Train / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kandy to Dambulla

$31 - $43

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Dambulla 105.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Dambulla 105.3 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Dambulla is to drive which costs Rs. 2200 - Rs. 3200 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Dambulla is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Ella and Dambulla is 118 km. The road distance is 168.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Dambulla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 7 h 44 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Ella to Dambulla, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Dambulla is 168 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Ella to Dambulla.

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There are 720+ hotels available in Dambulla. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Dambulla.
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  • Distance: 73.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ella to Dambulla. However, you can take the train to Kandy then take the taxi to Dambulla. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dambulla.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Kandy
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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