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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Hatton  •  1 h 32 min

  1. NUF - KCT

$47 - $234

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Express Train
  2. Express Train / ...

$11 - $17

4 alternative options

Taxi to Dickwella, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. DIW - KCT

$127 - $321

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. 31-1

$23 - $29

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. 165.4 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. 165.4 miles

$20 - $29

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Nanuoya to Maradana
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Maradana to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Nuwara Eliya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Unawatuna is 121 km. The road distance is 265 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna is to train which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2700 and takes 10 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna is to fly which takes 1 h 32 min and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 38000.

It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna, including transfers.