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There are 5 ways to get from Galle to Elle by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 34m

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

$16 - $21

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Train  •  12h 7m

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

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Elle 135.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Galle to Elle 135.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, taxi  •  3h 15m

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

$77 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Elle is to train which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 1300 and takes 12h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Elle is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Galle to Elle. However, there are services departing from Galle and arriving at Elle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Galle and Elle is 130 km. The road distance is 217 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Elle without a car is to bus which takes 5h 34m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700.

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

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

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The best way to get from Galle to Elle is to bus which takes 5h 34m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 1300 and takes 12h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Galle to Elle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Elle station.

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

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Elle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galle to Elle via Colombo Fort in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Elle
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
Frequency
4 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 Galle Bus Station to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
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 Galle to Elle
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Elle is 217 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Galle to Elle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Elle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15m and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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