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Driving from Nuwara Eliya to CMB Airport

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Driving from Nuwara Eliya to CMB Airport


Im planning on staying at the Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya on May 11 with 2 of my friends, however, their flight leaves at 4pm on May 12 out of CMB.

Does anyone know approx. how long the drive would be from Nuwara Eliya to CMB? And if we might have time to stop by Pinnewala Elephant orphanage?



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1. Re: Driving from Nuwara Eliya to CMB Airport

Hi there,

Eliya town to airport: 5.5 - 6 hours. Add 45 mins from Tea Factory as it's in Kandapola just on the 'wrong' side of town.

If they need to be at airport 2 PM that means 7 AM leaving from hotel without a stop in Pinawela. The stop would need to be 2 hours to enjoy the whole setting so I'd not do it, sorry.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Driving from Nuwara Eliya to CMB Airport

Ah okay, I was worried that it might take that long.

Thank you for the advice!


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