Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
05:55
Colombo Fort
9h 19m ride in train #1005
5
15:14
Ella
Cinnamon Air
Instant Recommended Fastest
07:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
45m flight #C79105 with Cinnamon Air in Economy
07:45
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota

From Colombo Fort to Ella by Trains

Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
05:55
Colombo Fort
9h 19m ride in train #1005
5
15:14
Ella
Sri Lanka Railways
08:30
Colombo Fort
8h 41m ride in train #1015
4.5
17:11
Ella
Sri Lanka Railways
09:45
Colombo Fort
8h 38m ride in train #1007, Observation class
18:23
Ella

From Colombo to Ella by Taxis

Instant
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Colombo
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Ella
Refundable
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Colombo
6h 30m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Ella
Refundable
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Colombo
6h 15m taxi ride in Comfort
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Ella

From Colombo Any Hotel to Ella by Taxis

Refundable
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Colombo Any Hotel
6h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Ella

From Bandaranaike Airport to Ella by Flights

Cinnamon Air
Instant Recommended Fastest
07:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
45m flight #C79105 with Cinnamon Air in Economy
07:45
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota

Colombo Fort to Ella Schedule

Colombo Fort to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 - 06:00LKR 35,716
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax 00:00 - 06:30LKR 22,620
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 15:14LKR 4,054
Cinnamon Air Economy #C7910507:00 - 07:45LKR 56,939
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:30 - 17:11LKR 4,054

Colombo Fort to Ella destination reviews

4.3
8 customer reviews
5
50%
4
25%
3
25%
2
0%
1
0%
AW
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 7, 2019
We booked the train tickets 1 month in advance and asked for them to be delivered to our hotel in Colombo and they were there when we arrived as promised. Excellent service and we thoroughly enjoyed the journey. We understood the need for reserving a seat when we saw the number of passengers In the unreserved coaches!!!
BJ
4
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 8, 2019
Ride was great. Seats were really comfortable. However I disliked the policy that you were not allowed to bring your own food. Or so I thought because I could see other people did and the staff didn't care. I payed a lot of money for the lunch on board and food was average.
LM
5
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 11, 2019
Good and easy service. Great view, great seats.
AF
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 5, 2019
Perfect

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo Fort to Ella

When you want to get from Colombo Fort to Ella, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 43,422. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,865.

How far is Colombo Fort from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo Fort to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 290 miles (466 km). The flying distance is 84 miles (134 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo Fort to Ella can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 10 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo Fort to Ella varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 2,865 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as LKR 43,422.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo Fort to Ella:

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,865 to LKR 4,056;
  • Plane tickets - LKR 43,422 to LKR 43,422;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 20,451 to LKR 35,740.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo Fort and Ella?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 5 trains per day.
  • Flights from Colombo to Ella depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Ella any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Ella. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is LKR 43,422.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Colombo to Ella
Cinnamon Air

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Ella. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 20,451.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Colombo Fort to Ella

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo Fort to Ella? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 999 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1 decided to catch a taxi.