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There are 6 ways to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya by train, taxi, bus, 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, taxi  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Panadura to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
  3. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Nuwara Eliya

$41 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 36 min

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

$24 - $33

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 58 min

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

$70 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya 118 miles

$14 - $21

Train, fly to Hatton  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Panadura to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF

$42 - $222

Train, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Panadura to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya

$46 - $191

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3600 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 15000 and takes 2 h 58 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 train and taxi which takes 5 h 18 min and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 10000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Panadura to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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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 718+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 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: 5 h 18 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 59 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 Panadura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Beragala
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 Polgahawela to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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