There are 6 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Hatton  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$48 - $235

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Bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara Bus Station 31-1

$2 - $4

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Taxi to Katugastota, fly  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$382 - $701

Train  •  8 h 59 min

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

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Galle 166.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Galle 166.6 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 700 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle is to fly which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 40000 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuwara Eliya to Galle station. However, there are services departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Galle Bus Station via Matara Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Galle is 121 km. The road distance is 266.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle without a car is to train which takes 8 h 59 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2800.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle, including transfers.

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Nuwara Eliya to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Nuwara Eliya station.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle is to fly which takes 1 h 37 min and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 40000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2800 and takes 8 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 700 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Nuwara Eliya to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle.
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  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Nuwara Eliya to Galle once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nuwara Eliya to Galle via Nanuoya and Colombo Fort in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
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
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Galle is 267 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Galle.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2437+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hatton Airport is to taxi which takes 51 min and costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 4400.

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