Ella to Mirissa by bus, taxi

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From Ella to Matara by taxi

Mirissa, Matara
4h 30m
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From Ella to Matara by bus

Mirissa, Matara
5h 40m

Ella to Mirissa Schedule

Ella to Mirissa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 – 04:30LKR 39,899
Browns Tours Local 13:10 – 18:50LKR 3,591

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How to get from Ella to Mirissa

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

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus 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 40,108. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 3,610.

How far is Ella from Mirissa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ella to Mirissa. Your trip will be a total of 175 miles (280 km). The flying distance is 75 miles (120 km).

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

The travel time from Ella to Mirissa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ella to Mirissa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Browns Tours: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LKR 3,610 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 40,108.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 3,610 to LKR 3,610;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 40,108 to LKR 40,108.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 13:10 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:10. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Ella to Matara is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Ella to Matara. 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 40,108.

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

The most popular transport from Ella to Mirissa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ella to Mirissa? 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:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.