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There are 4 ways to get from Matara to Ella by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...

$16 - $19

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Ella 109.4 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Matara to Ella 109.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, taxi  •  3h 31m

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

$84 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Ella is to drive which costs Rs. 2200 - Rs. 3300 and takes 2h 57m.

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

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

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The best way to get from Matara to Ella without a car is to bus which takes 4h 23m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3400.

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

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Ella is 175 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Matara to Ella.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Matara to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 32m and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Ella.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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 3h 55m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
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
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Ella
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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