From Colombo Fort to Nuwara Eliya by Trains

Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
05:55
Colombo Fort
6h 45m ride in train #1005
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka Railways
08:30
Colombo Fort
6h 15m ride in train #1015
4+
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
09:45
Colombo Fort
6h 10m ride in train #1007, Observation class
5
15:55
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya

From Colombo to Nuwara Eliya by Taxis

Refundable Recommended
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Colombo
5h 15m taxi ride in Comfort
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Nuwara Eliya
Refundable Fastest
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Colombo
5h 10m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Nuwara Eliya

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya Schedule

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 - 05:15LKR 17,486
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 12:40LKR 3,636
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:30 - 14:45LKR 3,636

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya destination reviews

4.4
11 customer reviews
5
64%
4
18%
3
9%
2
9%
1
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DE
5
train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 19, 2019
Excellent service
JW
5
train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 7, 2019
It worked perfect with the tickets being delivered to our hotel. Fantastic seats in the train. Great shaky ride. The part from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is much more enjoyable than Colombo to Kandy.
IF
3
train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 27, 2019
The train was very ricketty. My son vomited at the end of the 8 hour trip from the bumping along the way.
PG
5
train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 20, 2019
I was impressed as they delivered our tickets to our hotel as requested on time.
JS
5
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 23, 2019
Great service

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

When you want to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya, 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 21,574. 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 from Nuwara Eliya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya. Your trip will be a total of 100 miles (160 km). The flying distance is 64 miles (102 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya?

The travel time from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya?

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya 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 taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 21,574.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,865 to LKR 3,659;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 17,598 to LKR 21,574.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya?

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 Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya. 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 17,598.

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 Nuwara Eliya

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya? 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.