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There are 4 ways to get from Thalpe to Ella by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya 35-3 / ...

$34 - $42

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Taxi  •  3h 28m

  1. Take a taxi from Thalpe to Ella 130.9 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Thalpe to Ella 130.9 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, taxi  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Ella

$73 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Thalpe to Ella is to drive which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 4000 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Thalpe to Ella is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 38000 and takes 3h 3m.

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The distance between Thalpe and Ella is 129 km. The road distance is 209.4 km.

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The best way to get from Thalpe to Ella without a car is to bus which takes 5h and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 7500.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Thalpe to Ella, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thalpe to Ella is 209 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Thalpe to Ella.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 856+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thalpe to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 600.

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Map of how to get from Thalpe to Ella.
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  • Distance: 80.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Thalpe, Sri Lanka and Ella, Uva, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Thalpe to Ella every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Cinnamon Air
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
$1 - $3
Super Lux
Other operators
Taxi from Thalpe to Ella
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Red Cab
+94 917221000

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