There are 5 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo by taxi, train, bus, 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.

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Taxi, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Polgahawela
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...

$46 - $55

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Bus  •  7 h 6 min

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

$25 - $31

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo 104.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo 104.5 miles

$12 - $19

Taxi, fly  •  2 h 4 min

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

$63 - $305

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Colombo is 103 km. The road distance is 167.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo without a car is to taxi and train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Colombo is 167 km. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo.

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

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There are 1189+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 64.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55

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