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There are 8 ways to get from Ella to Weligama by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 43 min

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

$24 - $30

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 50 min

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

$2 - $8

6 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Weligama 118.6 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Weligama 118.6 miles

$14 - $21

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 39 min

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

$67 - $257

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  2 h 42 min

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

$74 - $258

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 22 min

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

$294 - $443

Taxi to Dickwella, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 10 min

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

$93 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Weligama is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Weligama is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 50000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ella to Weligama. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Weligama via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ella and Weligama is 121 km. The road distance is 189.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Weligama without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Ella to Weligama, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ella to Weligama is to bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12 h 50 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 Weligama train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Weligama station.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Weligama.
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  • Distance: 75.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Weligama every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ella to Weligama via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 50 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
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
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
Flights from Hambantota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
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 Weligama
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $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 Weligama
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Weligama is 190 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Ella to Weligama.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2438+ hotels available in Weligama. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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