There are 5 ways to get from Ella to Matara by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$17 - $21

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Taxi  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Matara 109.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Matara 109.4 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  2 h 25 min

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

$71 - $255

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 55 min

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

$78 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Matara is to drive which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3100 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Matara is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 41000 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Ella and Matara is 118 km. The road distance is 175 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Matara without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 23 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Ella to Matara, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Dickwella Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Matara is 175 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Ella to Matara.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Hambantota Airport to Dickwella Airport.

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The nearest airport to Matara is Dickwella (DIW) Airport which is 22.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Koggala (KCT) (24.3 km), Hambantota (HRI) (75 km), Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (126.8 km) and Colombo (CMB) (154 km).

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There are 1540+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Matara.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Matara every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
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
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Matara
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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