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

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Bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$16 - $21

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Train, night train  •  12 h 7 min

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

$2 - $7

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Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Elle 135.6 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Elle 135.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 15 min

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

$242 - $423

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Elle is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 41000 - Rs. 75000 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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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 12 h 7 min.

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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 5 h 34 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min 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 quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 81.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Night train from Colombo Fort to Elle
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
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 Galle to Elle
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 837+ 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 15 min and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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