There are 9 ways to get from Ella to Galle by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 33 min

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

$16 - $21

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Train  •  12 h 18 min

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

$2 - $8

7 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Galle 134.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Galle 134.6 miles

$16 - $24

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$67 - $258

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 21 min

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

$294 - $443

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 14 min

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

$402 - $724

Taxi to Dickwella, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 9 min

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

$93 - $281

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, taxi  •  3 h

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW
  3. Take a taxi from Dickwella to Galle

$84 - $274

Questions & Answers

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 12 h 18 min.

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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 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min 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 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 18 min.

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

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

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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

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 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ella to Galle via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 18 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 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 Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
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
5 h 5 min
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
3 h 29 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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