There are 6 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo by train, 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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Train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Nanuoya to Ragama Express Train

$10 - $14

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB 99 / ...

$29 - $38

Bus via Katunayake South  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB 99 / ...

$29 - $37

Taxi  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo 106.3 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo 106.3 miles

$12 - $19

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Colombo (CMB) DWO - CMB

$82 - $278

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Negombo is 108 km. The road distance is 170.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo without a car is to train which takes 7 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo is to train which takes 7 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Negombo is 170 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 937+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 67.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Nanuoya to Ragama
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Beragala to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Negombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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