There are 7 ways to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya by train, bus, 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

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ragama to Nanuoya Express Train

$9 - $16

6 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$32 - $39

Bus via Katunayake South  •  8 h 53 min

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

$31 - $39

Taxi  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 106.3 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 106.3 miles

$12 - $19

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$55 - $234

Fly from Colombo, taxi  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Nuwara Eliya

$88 - $305

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 59 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 Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Ragama to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Beragala
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Nuwara Eliya is 108 km. The road distance is 170 km.

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2500 and takes 7 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which takes 1 h 57 min and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 37000.

It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.