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Ella to Tissa bus or car??

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Ella to Tissa bus or car??

hi,

Trip planned in sept/oct. we are staying in nuwara eliya ,leaving am to go to ella then on to tissa in one day. does anyone know A) if this is mad B)whether it would be possible and the likely cost of a taxi from ella to tissa rather than relying on the bus, so we have some time to explore Ella

thanks

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1. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

There are direct buses from Bandarawela passing through Ella to Tissamaharama - mainly early mornings. You may have a change in Wellawaya.

A taxi from Ella to Tissamaharama will cost approx. LKR 6,500.

Hans

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2. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Thanks Hans,

Thats what i thought having read other posts.

We will be leaving Ella probably mid afternoon, so im guessing it will have to be a taxi.

Would it be better to go straight from Nanu Oya to Tissa and miss Ella as we have a fairly full itinerary and if so what are the transport options.

Gill

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3. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Ella is far superior for most tourists to Eliya/Nanu Oya....

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Hello there. We are in Ella now and would like to take a bus to Tissa. How early is early? 8am? Also, do you know the bus numbers and whether there are different types?

Thanks, Sally

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5. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Hi Sally,

Yes 7-8 AM gives some long distance buses. Asking around near the bus 'stand' (more of a bus stop) is safest, there are hardly any published timetables in Lanka...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

How long should/did the taxi drive take from Ella to Tissa?

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7. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Around 3 hours.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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8. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

Ella to the Yala Safari Park,

we are hoping to do the safari camp over night, so we need to be in Yala by 12 mid day. how far and how easy is this, if we stay in Ella the night before, or do you have any other suggestions please.

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9. Re: Ella to Tissa bus or car??

It will take approx. 3 hours by car.

Hans

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