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There are 4 ways to get from Kitulgala to Ella by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Hatton Station to Elle Colombo - Badulla / ...

$12 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Avissawella to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$22 - $29

Taxi  •  2h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Kitulgala to Ella 83.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Kitulgala to Ella 83.8 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Kitulgala to Ella is to drive which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2600 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Kitulgala to Ella is to taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2h 14m.

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The distance between Kitulgala and Ella is 70 km. The road distance is 134.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kitulgala to Ella without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2700.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Kitulgala to Ella, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kitulgala to Ella is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500 and takes 5h 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kitulgala to Ella is 134 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Kitulgala to Ella.

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There are 856+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 43.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kitulgala to Ella 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4h 1m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Kitulgala to Ella hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 1m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Hatton Station to Elle
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Avissawella to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Kitulgala to Ella
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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