There are 3 ways to get from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station 32-1
  2. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Nuwara Eliya 31-1

$2 - $4

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Taxi  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya 107.1 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya 107.1 miles

$13 - $19

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No, there is no direct bus from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya. However, there are services departing from Hambantota and arriving at Nuwara Eliya via Matara Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya is 101 km. The road distance is 171.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h to get from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Hambantota station.

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Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Nuwara Eliya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya is 171 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya.

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There are 736+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 63.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

What companies run services between Hambantota, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya via Matara Bus Station in around 10 h.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$2
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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