There are 3 ways to get from Matara to Ella by bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. 35-3 / ...

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 57 min

  1. 109.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. 109.4 miles

$13 - $20

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Ella every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

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
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Ella
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Matara and Ella is 118 km. The road distance is 175 km.

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Ella is to drive which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100 and takes 2 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Matara to Ella is to taxi which takes 2 h 57 min and costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000.

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Matara to Ella, including transfers.