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From Ella to Galle by van

05:00
Ella
14:00
Galle via Udawalawe
9h

From Mattala Rajapaksa Airport (HRI) to Galle by flight and taxi joint ticket

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HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Unawatuna, Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Unawatuna, Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
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Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Talpe, Galle
1h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Ella to Galle by taxi

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Ella
Time
Galle
5h
Instant 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ella
Time
Galle
4h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ella
Time
Galle
4h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ella
Time
Galle
2h 10m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ella
Time
Galle
2h 10m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ella
Time
Galle
2h 10m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Ella to Galle Schedule

Ella to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 13,730
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 41,395
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 21,108
Tuktukdude Leisure Van 05:00 – 14:00LKR 13,041

Ella to Galle destination reviews

JV
taxi Van 8pax, Stef Lanka Tours, Dec 31, 2019
Our driver was a super, nice young man and very safe. However, the van he had to drive is very very old and seat belts could not be found in half of the seats. Every time we leaned on our chairs something would fall off, and it was all very cramped. We recommend getting this driver a better van!
MM
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Jul 19, 2019
Stef Lanka over promised and under delivered with the service we purchased from them. We booked a taxi from Ella to Mirissa with Stef Lanka for a cost of $113USD and from the pictures and information they sent us they gave us the impression that our car was to be a late model, comfortable car with AC and a driver who helped us with our heavy bags. Instead, Stef Lanka sub-contracted this 4hr + ride to a 3rd party driver with a non-AC van that was not very spacious. Don't get me wrong, the driver of the non-AC van was nice, and his service was good, but it seemed like he had no idea what we had signed up and paid for with Stef Lanka. He also said that his daily pay rate for our drive was 700 RUPEES, which, if true, means Stef Lanka tours is making a HEAP of money from tourists and paying the people who actually do the work for them very little. Which is sad (but all based off our drivers information, which may need to be taken with a grain of salt). I would suggest you do your research more thoroughly before booking a taxi with Stef Lanka tours, as I left our ride feeling very sad. As such, I rate the 3rd party contractor who drove us 4 stars, while I rate Stef Lanka tours 1 star.
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Ella to Galle

When you want to get from Ella to Galle, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight+taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 41,395. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as LKR 13,041.

How far is Ella from Galle?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ella to Galle. Your trip will be a total of 280 miles (450 km). The flying distance is 82 miles (131 km).

How long does it take to get from Ella to Galle?

The travel time from Ella to Galle can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Ella to Galle?

The cost of the trip from Ella to Galle varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Tuktukdude Leisure: travelling by van expect to pay as low as LKR 13,041 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 41,395.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Ella to Galle:

  • Van price : LKR 13,041 - LKR 13,041;
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 13,320 - LKR 17,419. From Ella to Galle starting from 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport until 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 21,107 to LKR 41,395.

How many trips per day are there between Ella and Galle?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 6 by flight+taxi from Ella to Galle starting from 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport until 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport
  • Vans from Ella to Galle depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Ella to Galle any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Ella to Galle. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 21,107.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Ella to Galle. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Ella to Galle.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Ella to Galle

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ella to Galle? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 91% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 9% opted for a van.