There are 6 ways to get from Hikkaduwa to Ella by taxi, bus, train, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hikkaduwa to Matara Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...

$47 - $58

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Train  •  11 h 52 min

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

$2 - $7

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Train, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hikkaduwa to Ella 146.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella 146.2 miles

$17 - $26

Train, fly, taxi  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Ella

$72 - $217

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hikkaduwa to Ella is to train which costs Rs. 250 - Rs. 1200 and takes 11 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hikkaduwa to Ella is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hikkaduwa to Ella. However, there are services departing from Hikkaduwa and arriving at Elle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 52 min.

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The distance between Hikkaduwa and Ella is 133 km. The road distance is 233.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hikkaduwa to Ella without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 10000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Hikkaduwa to Ella, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hikkaduwa to Ella is 234 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella.

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  • Distance: 83 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Hikkaduwa to Ella via Colombo Fort in around 11 h 52 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Elle
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
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 Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya
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
Bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Hikkaduwa to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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