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From Colombo Fort to Ella by train

05:55
Colombo Fort
15:14
Ella
9h 19m
05:55
Colombo Fort
15:14
Ella
9h 19m
08:30
Colombo Fort
17:11
Ella
8h 41m
08:30
Colombo Fort
17:11
Ella
8h 41m
09:45
Colombo Fort
18:23
Ella
8h 38m

From Colombo Any Hotel to Ella by taxi

Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Ella
6h 30m
 Refund
  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Ella Schedule

Colombo to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 – 06:30LKR 20,529
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 – 15:14LKR 4,072
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:30 – 17:11LKR 4,072

Colombo to Ella destination reviews

4.3
8 customer reviews
5
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100% of 8 travelers were happy with this destination
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

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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
  • 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 20,529. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,875.

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 290 miles (466 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 7 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 2,875 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 20,529.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,875 to LKR 4,071;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 20,529 to LKR 20,529.

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 5 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?

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 20,529.

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 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:

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