There are 4 ways to get from Weligama to Ella by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$26 - $33

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Weligama to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Elle Express Train

$2 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Weligama to Ella 118.6 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Weligama to Ella 118.6 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Weligama to Ella is to train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 1400 and takes 12 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Weligama to Ella is to taxi which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Weligama and Ella is 121 km. The road distance is 189.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Weligama to Ella, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Weligama to Ella. However, there are services departing from Weligama and arriving at Elle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 43 min.

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Weligama to Ella train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Matara station.

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Map of how to get from Weligama to Ella.
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  • Distance: 75.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Weligama to Ella every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Weligama to Ella via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 43 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Weligama to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Elle
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Weligama to Ella
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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