There are 5 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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

Fly  •  1 h 37 min

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

$49 - $237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 57 min

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

$3 - $4

3 alternative options

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 - $17

Taxi  •  3 h 48 min

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

$130 - $160

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Galle 166.6 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 650 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Galle is to fly which takes 1 h 37 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 38000.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Galle is 121 km. The road distance is 267 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuwara Eliya to Galle. 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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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
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
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 - $2
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 - $4
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 Galle
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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