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There are 7 ways to get from Ella to Galle by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Galle Bus Station 35-7 / ...

$16 - $21

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Train  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the train from Elle to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $8

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Taxi  •  3h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Galle 134.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Ella to Galle 134.6 miles

$16 - $24

Taxi to Hambantota, fly  •  2h 21m

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

$62 - $253

Taxi to Katugastota, fly  •  3h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$90 - $344

Taxi to Dickwella, fly  •  3h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Dickwella
  2. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Koggala (KCT) DIW - KCT

$93 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Galle is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 44000 and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ella to Galle. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Galle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 18m.

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The distance between Ella and Galle is 131 km. The road distance is 215.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Galle without a car is to bus which takes 5h 33m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Ella to Galle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ella to Galle is to bus which takes 5h 33m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12h 18m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Ella to Galle.
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  • Distance: 81.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Galle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ella to Galle via Colombo Fort in around 12h 18m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
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 Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Ella to Galle
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Galle is 215 km. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Ella to Galle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hambantota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2725+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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