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

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Bus  •  4 h 23 min

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

$16 - $21

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Taxi  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Ella 109.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Ella 109.4 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Ella is to drive which costs Rs. 2200 - Rs. 3200 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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

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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 4 h 23 min and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3500.

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

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

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There are 816+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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

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
$80 - $100

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