Latest Ella Bus Timetable

This is the latest bus schedule for government (red) buses leaving from Ella bus station. There should be at least the same number of private (blue) buses leaving at other times.

These times are taken from information provided to our Facebook page Sri Lanka Bus Routes and Timetables.

Ella to Ampara

Departure times: 06:30 / 07:40 / 09:15 / 17:30. Change here for buses to Batticaloa and Passikudah.

Ella to Galle

Departure times: 07:10 / 09:45 / 11:30 / 12:10. Change here for buses to Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa and Unawatuna.

Ella to Kandy

Departure times: 10:30 / 22:15 / 23:10

Ella to Kataragama

Departure times: 12:40 / 14:00 / 14:45 / 15:30

Ella to Maligawila

Departure times: 10:35 / 18:15

Ella to Matara

Departure times: 06:30 / 08:40 / 09:20 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 14:45 / 15:30 / 16:40. Change here for buses to Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa and Unawatuna.

Ella to Monaragala

Departure times: 07:00 / 07:45 / 09:00 / 13:00 / 13:10 / 15:30 / 16:45. Change here for buses to Arugam Bay.

Ella to Nuwara Eliya

Departure times: 09:00 / 11:00 / 11:20 / 12:30 / 14:05

Ella to Thanalmalwila

Departure times: 08:45 / 18:20 / 19:00

Ella to Trincomalee

Departure time: 17:50


Be aware that these times are subject to change without warning!

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Does anyone know how long bus takes from Ella to Kataragama and bus number please


Hi,We are at Ella now and We sere told that bus from here to Galle goes via Mirissa,so there is no need to change the bus. Times are still correct 🙂

Bui Tam

Hello, can you give me the number of a bus from Ella to Galle and Ella to Matara? Thank you!


I’ll be leaving Ella on the 12th of April, 2018. where should I go to take the Ella to Galle bus?


Be aware that busses are cheap, but often crowded, narrow seats and slow (much stops to pick up max. passengers). Sometimes luggage may be a problem. It is rare to find busses with reserved seats. It is nearly impossible to find the def. timetables, unless some local friend or the hotel calls in advance or you go first and look for yourself.
Be aware that there are no regular toilet stops (my last long distance trip did only have a pit stop after 5 h drive ;-))). So be prepared!