Colombo to Ella

Colombo to Ella

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Colombo to Ella Schedule

Colombo to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 65,956
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 24,653
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 37,809
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 26,047

Transportation from Colombo to Ella

Colombo to Ella destination reviews

train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 10, 2020
There was no cafeteria on the train. Train was delayed for more then 2 hrs to reach the destination. The price paid to the operator was 2.6 times the actual cost of the ticket.
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Dec 5, 2019
Everything is perfect. The train staff service makes it more perfect!
train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 28, 2019
Everything from booking the tickets to travelling on the train went very well. Thank you
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 11, 2019
Good and easy service. Great view, great seats.
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 5, 2019
13 customer reviews

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
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 65,955. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 4,291.

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 125 miles (201 km). The flying distance is 82 miles (131 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 3 to 10 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 4,291 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 65,955.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 4,201 to LKR 4,201;
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 25,970 - LKR 31,698. From Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Hambantota Airport until 00:00 Hambantota Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 23,296 to LKR 65,879.

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

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

  • 1 by flight+taxi from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Hambantota Airport until 00:00 Hambantota Airport
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per 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?


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 23,296.

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


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:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.