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

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Bus  •  4 h 59 min

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

$36 - $44

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Train  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Maradana Express Train
  2. Take the train from Maradana to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$2 - $8

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Taxi  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Unawatuna 133.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Unawatuna 133.4 miles

$16 - $24

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 32 min

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

$64 - $254

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 16 min

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

$291 - $440

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 8 min

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

$399 - $721

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

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

$90 - $277

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, taxi  •  2 h 57 min

  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 Unawatuna

$84 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Unawatuna is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 13 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Unawatuna is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 50000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ella to Unawatuna. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Unawatuna via Maradana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Ella and Unawatuna is 130 km. The road distance is 213.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Unawatuna without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Ella to Unawatuna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ella to Unawatuna is to bus which takes 4 h 59 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 13 h 42 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 Unawatuna train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Unawatuna station.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Unawatuna.
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  • Distance: 81.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Unawatuna every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ella to Unawatuna via Maradana in around 13 h 42 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 Maradana
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 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 Maradana to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
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 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 Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Unawatuna is 213 km. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Ella to Unawatuna.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 3002+ hotels available in Unawatuna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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