There are 5 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama by 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.

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Bus  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bandarawela to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$3 - $8

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama 95.1 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama 95.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly Hatton to Weerawila  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Weerawila (WRZ) NUF - WRZ

$282 - $439

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota  •  2 h 56 min

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

$274 - $815

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama is to bus which costs Rs. 400 - Rs. 1300 and takes 16 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama is to fly which costs Rs. 44000 - Rs. 70000 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Kataragama is 87 km. The road distance is 152.1 km.

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It takes approximately 16 h 57 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama. However, there are services departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Kataragama via Bandarawela and Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 57 min.

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

You can take a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama via Bandarawela, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 16 h 57 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines flies from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama once daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Bandarawela to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Kataragama
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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