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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, taxi  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Matara Bus Station to Hikkaduwa

$46 - $60

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Train  •  12 h 3 min

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

$2 - $7

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Bus, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bandarawela to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa Express Train / ...

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Hikkaduwa 146.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Hikkaduwa 146.2 miles

$17 - $26

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 59 min

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

$76 - $268

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW
  3. Take the train from Matara to Hikkaduwa

$68 - $252

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Ella to Hikkaduwa. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Hikkaduwa via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between Ella and Hikkaduwa is 133 km. The road distance is 233.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Hikkaduwa without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Ella to Hikkaduwa, including transfers.

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

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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 Hikkaduwa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Hikkaduwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Hikkaduwa is 234 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Ella to Hikkaduwa.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2028+ hotels available in Hikkaduwa. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Hikkaduwa.
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  • Distance: 83 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Ella to Hikkaduwa via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 3 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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 Matara to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Bandarawela to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Matara Bus Station to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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