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From Colombo Fort to Ella by train

05:55
Colombo Fort
14:15
Haputale, Ella
8h 20m
05:55
Colombo Fort
14:15
Haputale, Ella
8h 20m
08:30
Colombo Fort
16:26
Haputale, Ella
7h 56m
08:30
Colombo Fort
16:26
Haputale, Ella
7h 56m
09:45
Colombo Fort
17:26
Haputale, Ella
7h 41m
09:45
Colombo Fort
17:26
Haputale, Ella
7h 41m

Passenger reviews out of total 23 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 8, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★☆
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.

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How to get from Colombo to Ella

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

  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. 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 train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 3,642. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,852.

How far is Colombo from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 260 miles (417 km). The flying distance is 77 miles (123 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Ella can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 8 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo 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 2,852 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as LKR 3,642.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,852 to LKR 3,642;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

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 to Ella

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo 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:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.