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

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 6 min

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

$27 - $33

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

$65 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2300 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 50000 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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

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

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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 - $4 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 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
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 - $3
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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