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There are 4 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo 79
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Balapitiya Colombo

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Taxi  •  3h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) 230.7 km

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) 230.7 km

Fly, taxi  •  2h 18m

  1. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT
  2. Take a taxi from Koggala to Madu Ganga (Lake)
Nuwara Eliya → Madu Ganga (Lake)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madu Ganga (Lake) is 1912.

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The social distance requirement in Madu Ganga (Lake) is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) is to bus, which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 1700 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 70000 and takes 2h 18m.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Madu Ganga (Lake) is 110 km. The road distance is 230.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 1700.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake), including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) is 231 km. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake).

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Madu Ganga (Lake). Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hatton Airport is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 2900.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake).
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  • Distance: 109.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and Madu Ganga (Lake), Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake) via Colombo, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Balapitiya in around 6h 35m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Balapitiya
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 170
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
Super Lux
Rs. 341
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Madu Ganga (Lake)
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Estimated price
Rs. 20000 - Rs. 25000
Randidu Cabs and Tours
Phone
+94 72 35 77 277
Website
business.facebook.com
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Nuwara Eliya Taxi
Phone
+94 72 27 02 600
Website
nuwaraeliyataxi.wixsite.com

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