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

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Bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Maharagama to Beragala 99 / ...

$32 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Nanuoya Express Train

$9 - $15

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya 118 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya 118 miles

$14 - $21

Fly to Hatton  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$47 - $226

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 30 min

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

$56 - $195

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The cheapest way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is to train which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2500 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is to fly which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Panadura and Nuwara Eliya is 101 km. The road distance is 188.9 km.

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The best way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2500 and takes 8 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is 189 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya.

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

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There are 741+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 63.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
3 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 Maharagama to Beragala
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Panadura to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 1700.

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