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Haputale to Tangalla, which way is best & time of bus

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Haputale to Tangalla, which way is best & time of bus

I want to travel by bus from Haputale to Tangella in a few days time, I keep receiving different information and different times of buses. We know there are two routes but have heard from one source it is better to catch a bus from Haputale to Bandarawela and then catch the direct bus from there at 8.00am to Tangalla. Now we have been told by bus company in Haputale that the bus is 8.30am and then our guesthouse owner said one at 6.30, 2.00pm, 4.00pm. Then other sources say catch bus from Haputale to Wellawaya and then change bus to Tangalla. We have heard that from Haputale to Wellawaya the road is really bad, windy etc and then when we get to Wellawaya the bus may be packed and we won't get a seat for this long journey. We were also told the direct bus at 8.00am from Bandarawela starts there and we would get a seat and it will be a better bus than the usual old red bus's. Has anyone done this journey recently and know which way is best and at what time the morning bus leaves Bandarawela. We are leaving in a few days time and hope someone can help with correct information. Thank you

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1. Re: Haputale to Tangalla, which way is best & time of bus

Any time you can find a bus to bandarawela. Bcoz morning time there got lot of buses to there and after from bandarawela there got 2 buses first one is at 7.45 and the second one at 9.15 .

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2. Re: Haputale to Tangalla, which way is best & time of bus

Any time you can find a bus to bandarawela. Bcoz morning time there got lot of buses to there and after from bandarawela there got 2 buses first one is at 7.45 and the second one at 9.15 .

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3. Re: Haputale to Tangalla, which way is best & time of bus

Thank you for your help. I did the trip this morning and the bus left Bandarawela at 8.20am and took 4 hours. Actually it took longer as we got a flat tyre which had to be repaired and we waited on side of road but travelling time was approx 4 hours.

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