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From Galle to Ella by van

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

From Unawatuna to Hambantota by taxi and flight joint ticket

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

From Galle to Ella by taxi

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

From Galle to Hambantota by taxi and flight joint ticket

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

Galle to Ella Schedule

Galle to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Van 9pax Any timeLKR 16,603
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 41,395
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 20,380
Tuktukdude Leisure Van 05:00 – 14:00LKR 13,041

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Galle to Ella

When you want to get from Galle to Ella, 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 Taxi+flight. 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 41,381. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as LKR 13,036.

How far is Galle from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Galle to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 138 miles (222 km). The flying distance is 82 miles (131 km).

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

The travel time from Galle to Ella 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 Galle to Ella?

The cost of the trip from Galle to Ella 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 13,036 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 41,381.

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

  • Van price : LKR 13,036 - LKR 13,036;
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 13,717 - LKR 19,245. From Galle to Ella starting from 00:00 Galle until 00:00 Galle
  • taxi+flight price: LKR 13,726 - LKR 19,257. From Galle to Ella starting from 00:00 Galle until 00:00 Galle

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 20,372 to LKR 41,381.

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

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

  • 5 by taxi+flight from Galle to Ella starting from 00:00 Galle until 00:00 Galle
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Galle to Ella starting from 00:00 Galle until 00:00 Galle
  • Vans from Galle to Ella 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 Galle to Ella 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 Galle to Ella. 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 20,372.

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 Galle to Ella. 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 Galle to Ella.

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 Galle to Ella

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

  • 100% opted for a van.