The average price of a 7-day trip to Nuwara Eliya is $1,924 for a solo traveler, $3,456 for a couple, and $6,478 for a family of 4. Nuwara Eliya hotels range from $16 to $216 per night with an average of $69, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) are between $1,226 and $2,266 per person for economy flights and $3,847 to $7,111 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $35 to $71 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Nuwara Eliya, LK

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CMB and stay in a Nuwara Eliya hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Nuwara Eliya is usually early October.

 

Average Nuwara Eliya Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $1,263-$2,937($180-$420 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $71 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $694 to $1,858 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $97 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $3,266-$6,108($467-$873 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $142 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,388 to $3,716 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $97 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $54 to $66 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $4,242-$10,584($606-$1,512 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $284 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,776 to $7,432 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $194 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $81 to $99 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Nuwara Eliya

How cheap can you make a vacation to Nuwara Eliya? The cheapest trip to Nuwara Eliya is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 12% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $14.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $911-$2,484($130-$355 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $694 to $1,858 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $16 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $1,738-$4,608($248-$658 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,388 to $3,716 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $16 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $3,476-$9,000($497-$1,286 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,776 to $7,432 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $32 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $84 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Nuwara Eliya cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Nuwara Eliya Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Nuwara Eliya.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $2,854-$10,738($408-$1,534 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $63 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,645 to $5,054 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $216 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $4,940-$16,688($706-$2,384 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $126 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,290 to $10,108 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $216 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Nuwara Eliya for a week is $9,880-$31,462($1,411-$4,495 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $252 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,580 to $20,216 for first class

Lodging: $256 to $432 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,277 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Nuwara Eliya Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Nuwara Eliya is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Nuwara Eliya due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Nuwara Eliya Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Nuwara Eliya hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Flight Costs to Nuwara Eliya

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,266 average in late December to a low of $1,226 in early October. Median flight price is $1,285. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Nuwara Eliya our data includes 172 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Nuwara Eliya from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $10,419 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chennai International (MAA) in Chennai (India) at an average of just $162.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Nuwara Eliya, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,040, so you can easily save about 85% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Nuwara Eliya can easily cost $280 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $566 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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