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Driving time in Sri Lanka

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Driving time in Sri Lanka

Can you please let me know the approximate driving time between the below cities in Sri Lanka:

From the airport to kandalama

From kandalama to nuwara eliya

From nuwara eliya to yala

From yala to bentota

From bentota to the airport

Thank you

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1. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

Hi Eljaber,

If you drive nonstop driving time will be like this and this all depend on the traffic

From the airport to Kandalama -3.5 /4 Hours

From Kandalama to Nuwara Eliya-3.5 /4 Hours

From Nuwara Eliya to yala-3.5 Hours

From Yala to Bentota-4 Hours

From Bentota to the airport 3.5 Hours in its night time (2.5-3 /Hours)

Good luck,

Ricardo

Edited: 10:12 pm, August 25, 2011
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2. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

Hmmm.... a few sound too optimistic for me. Using speed of 30-40 km/h, the absolute maximum at daytime, it's

Kandalama - Eliya: 150 km makes 5 hours (Kandy-Eliya alone usually is 3 hours)

Yala-Bentota: 240 km makes 7 hours at least

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

I'm not agreee with you DE ,

now the roads are good not like early days you visit.

can got to N'eliya from Kandy in 2 hours (Not stopping at Tea factories)

also to Bentota can in 4-5 hours time from Tissa.

Ricardo is quit right.

good luck

Nikama

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4. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

Nikama,

I don't know your basis for advising on driving times in Sri Lanka.

Nett driving time from Peradeniya Junction to Nuwara Eliya is approx. 2.5 hours. Then you have to add approx. 2.5 hours from Kandalama to Peradeniya.

Nett driving time from Tissamaharama to Bentota is approx. 5 hours. Then you have to add approx. 45 minutes from Yala to Tissamaharama.

Hans

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5. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

Hi,

the driver who was with me take me to N eliya From Kandy in 2 Hrs then from Tissa to Bentota in 5 Hrs, from Yala to Tissa 45 mints you are right. but not 7 Hrs like Erik said to Bentota.

Nikama

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6. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

Thank you all this was very helpful, I will also reply back once I come back with the exact durations.

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7. Re: Driving time in Sri Lanka

hello n /eliya to kandy go down 2 hours

kandy to n/eliya go up 2.5

dont forget this is hills

cheers

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