There are 5 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo 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  •  6 h 15 min

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

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 6 min

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

$27 - $34

Taxi  •  2 h 45 min

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

$65 - $85

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

$66 - $310

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, 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 Nanuoya to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo?

The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Colombo is 103 km. The road distance is 167 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo?

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2400 and takes 6 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo?

The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h 4 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 49000.

How long does it take to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo?

It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo, including transfers.