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

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Train, bus  •  18h

  1. Take the train from Elle to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$2 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Kataragama 57.4 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Ella to Kataragama 57.4 miles

$6 - $10

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

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Kataragama is to taxi which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 1h 25m.

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The distance between Ella and Kataragama is 60 km. The road distance is 91.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Kataragama without a car is to train and bus which takes 18h and costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400.

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It takes approximately 18h to get from Ella to Kataragama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Kataragama is 92 km. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Ella to Kataragama.

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There are 420+ hotels available in Kataragama. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Kataragama.
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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 18h

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

There is no direct connection from Ella to Kataragama. However, you can take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, then take the bus to Kataragama. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kataragama.

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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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