Trains from Ella to Colombo Fort

Trains from Ella to Colombo Fort

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Ella to Colombo Fort Train Schedule

Ella to Colombo Fort Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots Van 6pax Any timeLKR 96,975
Sri Lanka Railway Third Class Reserved Seats 05:45 - 15:47LKR 2,075
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:39 - 15:27$ 17.60
Sri Lanka Railways Third Class Reserved Seats 08:30 - 18:57LKR 4,409
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Seat 10:24 - 19:20LKR 6,038
Sri Lanka Railway Second Class Sleeperette 18:00 - 05:40LKR 2,600
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 21:19 - 06:13$ 17.60

Transportation from Ella to Colombo Fort

Ella to Colombo Fort Destination Reviews

All gooda and professional. The communication with the support team excellent. Whatever question I had the response came back within minutes. Tickets arrived on time. This is the second time I used 12go and I definitely recommend.
Train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 16, 2022
The agency helped us to get our tickets from Ella to Colombo Fort. Everything went smoothly. The support team was very supportive when our ticket delivery address changed because of change in plans. I can highly recommend 12Go Asia!
Train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 12, 2021
12Go.Asia service is very good. Arranged to deliver and received my 1st class berth ticket from the hotel. But the night mail journey is not good. Very bad toilet. It will be much convenient if their service office is located close to either Airport or Colombo railway station. It will save money and anxiety to customers for receiving the tickets. Overall, the 12 service is excellent.
Train #1046 First Class Sleeper , Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 7, 2020
We loved everything about the carnage really. I’m rating it 4 star only because the windows can’t open and you really can’t see the scenery and take same pictures either . But everything else was perfect. Very comfortable, WiFi, a bar to order drinks, no food though but we managed to order some sort of lunch boxes from one of the stations.
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Dec 22, 2019
The food is ok, the comfort is amazing, the service is high quality, the staff (Danuska) is a top notch!
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Dec 5, 2019
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How to get from Ella to Colombo Fort by Train

Taking a train to get from Ella to Colombo Fort is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Ella to Colombo Fort tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Ella to Colombo Fort?

Travelling by train, the distance from Ella to Colombo Fort is 81 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Ella to Colombo Fort by Train?

Travel time from Ella to Colombo Fort is estimated to be about 9h 34m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Ella and Colombo Fort.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Ella to Colombo Fort by Train?

The train ticket price from Ella to Colombo Fort varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Ella to Colombo Fort timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Ella to Colombo Fort timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.