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There are 9 ways to get from Elle to Galle by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Galle Bus Station 35-7 / ...

$16 - $21

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Train  •  12 h 18 min

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

$2 - $8

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Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Elle to Galle 135.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Elle to Galle 135.2 miles

$16 - $24

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

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

$67 - $258

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 23 min

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

$294 - $443

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 15 min

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

$402 - $724

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

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

$93 - $281

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella, taxi  •  3 h 2 min

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

$84 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Elle to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elle to Galle is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 50000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Elle to Galle. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Galle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 18 min.

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The distance between Elle and Galle is 130 km. The road distance is 216.3 km.

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The best way to get from Elle to Galle without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 34 min and costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Elle to Galle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Elle to Galle is to bus which takes 5 h 34 min and costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 3700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12 h 18 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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Elle to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Galle station.

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Map of how to get from Elle to Galle.
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  • Distance: 81.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Elle, Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Elle to Galle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Elle to Galle via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 18 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 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 Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
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 Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Elle to Galle
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Elle to Galle is 216 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Elle to Galle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2613+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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