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There are 4 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Kandy
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Ambalangoda Colombo

Rs. 7099 - Rs. 8553

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Nanuoya to Fort Station Badulla
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Hikkaduwa Colombo

Rs. 2343 - Rs. 3012

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa 249.3 km

Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa 249.3 km

Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500

Nuwara Eliya → Hikkaduwa
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The cost-effective way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is to train, which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3100 and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is to taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000 and takes 3h 39m.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Hikkaduwa is 119 km. The road distance is 249.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa without a car is to bus which takes 7h 39m and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9000.

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It takes approximately 7h 39m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is to bus which takes 7h 39m and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 9000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3100 and takes 8h 43m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa is 249 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa.

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There are 529+ hotels available in Hikkaduwa. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa.
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  • Distance: 119.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 39m

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

You can take a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa via Kandy Good Shed Bus Station, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Ambalangoda in around 7h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa via Nanuoya and Fort Station in around 8h 43m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Nanuoya to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 380 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 380 - Rs. 500
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 430 - Rs. 600
Train from Fort Station to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 400
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 260 - Rs. 340
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 280 - Rs. 400
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
AirCon
Rs. 260 - Rs. 300
Super Lux
Rs. 453
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Ambalangoda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Semi Lux
Rs. 140 - Rs. 180
AirCon
Rs. 210 - Rs. 240
Super Lux
Rs. 362
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Estimated price
Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000
Tuk Tuk and Taxi Tours
Phone
+94 77 65 19 099
Website
tuktukandtaxitours.com
Randidu Cabs and Tours
Phone
+94 72 35 77 277
Website
nuwaraeliyataxi.com
Nuwara Eliya Taxi
Phone
+94 72 27 02 600
Website
nuwaraeliyataxi.wixsite.com

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