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Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

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Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

Hi all,

Where would I need to get the bus from / to in order to get to Arugam bay?

What are the likely timings going to be? And where if any do we need to change buses?

Thanks in advance

J

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1. Re: Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

Hi Jack,

1] Tissa bus stand, transfer at Wellawaya (bus might terminate there or continue to Ella-Bandarawela-Eliya). Some buses in morning for sure, do not expect any published timetables for Lankan buses.

2] Bus to Monaragala-Pottuvil, maybe transfer again at M.

Overall travel time 6+ hours.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

That's great, thank you.

Yes we've noticed the lack of timetables and end up being bundled onto a bus each time we move! Extremely cheap and effective though.

Thanks again

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3. Re: Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

First you go Ella and take the bus to the the Arugambay

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4. Re: Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

Well not Ella but Wellawaya which is on the way to Ella. Otherwise you loose 2 x 1 hour extra!

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Bus from tissamahara to Arugam bay

The time-tables might not be published, but they do exist. The bus from Ella and the bus from Trincamolee (both red government buses) definitely kept to a time-table. (In Ella the Curd and Honey Shop gave us the time of the bus and it was 100% on time.) The small air-conditioned bus from Galle to Colombo also seemed to want to leave at a specific time.

Only took 10 buses and they were a mixture of government, private and smaller air-conditioned buses, so I didn't really get a hang of the differences.

All I can say is ask the locals. They always seemed more than happy to help, if they could.

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