There are 6 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 - $15

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$31 - $39

Bus via Katunayake South  •  8 h 53 min

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

$30 - $39

Taxi  •  3 h 5 min

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

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya 106.3 miles

$12 - $19

Fly  •  1 h 57 min

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

$53 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2400 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 38000 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Nuwara Eliya is 108 km. The road distance is 170.1 km.

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

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The best way to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 4900 - Rs. 6500 and takes 8 h 25 min, You could also fly, which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 38000 and takes 1 h 57 min..

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 67.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
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
$65 - $85

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