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From Ella to Hambantota by taxi

Tissamaharama, Hambantota
2h 40m
  vehicle, all incl
Yala Park, Hambantota
2h 10m
  vehicle, all incl

From Ella to Hambantota by bus

Tissa, Hambantota
2h 55m

Ella to Tissamaharama Schedule

Ella to Tissamaharama Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 – 02:40LKR 11,834
Browns Tours Local 13:10 – 16:05LKR 3,586

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Ella to Tissamaharama

When you want to get from Ella to Tissamaharama, 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 14,693. 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 Tissamaharama?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ella to Tissamaharama. Your trip will be a total of 63 miles (100 km). The flying distance is 45 miles (71 km).

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

The travel time from Ella to Tissamaharama can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 3 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ella to Tissamaharama 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 14,693.

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

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

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 11,913 to LKR 14,693.

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

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 Hambantota any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Ella to Hambantota 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 Hambantota. 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 11,913.

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 Tissamaharama

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ella to Tissamaharama? 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.