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

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Taxi, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$38 - $45

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

$1 - $3

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Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 147.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 147.1 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Hatton to Koggala  •  1 h 54 min

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

$54 - $242

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  3 h 31 min

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

$89 - $276

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Matara is 117 km. The road distance is 235.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara, including transfers.

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Nuwara Eliya to Matara 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 Matara is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 1 h 54 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 Matara bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Matara is 235 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Matara.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Koggala Airport.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Matara.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air flies from Nuwara Eliya to Matara once daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
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 Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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There are 1585+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 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 .

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