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Driving times

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Driving times

My husband and I are trying to get from Ella to Negombo by taxi but we would like to get an idea of the approximate time it will take. Anyone have any ideas?

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Driving times

The distance is approx. 220 km, so count on minimum 6 hours.

Hans

Brisbane
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2. Re: Driving times

cjay

It could take seven plus hours. Part of the way is hilly, windy . . . as well as the usual SL traffic and road conditions.

Archi

Gold Coast
posts: 4
3. Re: Driving times

Thank you for your answers.

Are these travel times for the trip going northwest through the mountains to Peredinya and then to Negombo? If so, does it make any difference going south first via rathanpura and then up to Negombo?

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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for Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Driving times

These are for the Ella-Eliya-Hatton-Avissawella route.

I doubt whether the A4 route, through Ratnapura, would save much. Distance is longer but indeed a smaller part of it is winding.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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5. Re: Driving times

There are 3 possible routes:

via Balangoda and Ratnapura

via. Nuwara Eliya, Hatton and Avissawella

via Nuwara Eliya and Peradeniya

All 3 will take about the same time.

Hans

6. Re: Driving times

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