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

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  •  8 h 11 min

  1. 99 / ...

$15 - $20

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Express Train

$5 - $11

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 44 min

  1. 150.9 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. 150.9 miles

$18 - $27

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

  1. DWO - NUF

$72 - $261

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

  1. DWO - KDZ

$87 - $231

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  4 h 16 min

  1. CMB - GIU

$294 - $645

Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Ella is 139 km. The road distance is 241 km.

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Ella is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1800 and takes 11 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Negombo to Ella is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 58 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 42000.

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

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 - $6 and the journey takes 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
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 Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Ella
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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