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There are 7 ways to get from Negombo to Ella by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$13 - $19

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Elle Express Train

$5 - $10

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Ella 150.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Ella 150.9 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Ella

$71 - $255

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Ella

$81 - $220

Fly Colombo to Hambantota, taxi  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Hambantota (HRI) CMB - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Ella

$269 - $799

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Ella is to train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1700 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Ella is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 46000 - Rs. 140000 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Ella is 139 km. The road distance is 241.4 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Ella without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3300.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Negombo to Ella, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Ella is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1700 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Ella is 241 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Negombo to Ella.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 851+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Ella.
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  • Distance: 86.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo to Ella hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Ella 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Elle
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Ella
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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The best way to get from Negombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 35 min and costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2600.

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