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There are 2 ways to get from Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park by plane or taxi

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Fly from Hatton, travel  •  2h 24m

  1. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Hambantota (HRI) NUF - HRI
  2. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

1 alternative option

Taxi to Katugastota, fly, travel  •  2h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Yala National Park is 104 km.

It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hatton Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Hatton Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Hatton Airport is to taxi which takes 51m and costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 4400.

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Map of how to get from Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 64.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and Yala National Park, Hambantota, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Hatton airport, fly to Hambantota, then take the travel to Yala National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Katugastota airport, fly to Hambantota, then take the travel to Yala National Park.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $270
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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