There are 4 ways to get from Matara to Nuwara Eliya 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, taxi  •  5 h 29 min

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

$36 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Nuwara Eliya 31-1

$1 - $4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Nuwara Eliya 147.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Nuwara Eliya 147.1 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which costs Rs. 240 - Rs. 500 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Nuwara Eliya is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Matara and Nuwara Eliya is 117 km. The road distance is 235.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Matara to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station station and arriving at Nuwara Eliya. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Matara, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Nuwara Eliya 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 7 h 10 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
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Wellawaya to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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