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From Ella to Colombo by train

06:40
Ella
15:27
Colombo Fort
8h 47m
06:40
Ella
15:27
Colombo Fort
8h 47m
06:40
Ella
15:27
Colombo Fort
8h 47m
09:24
Ella
18:57
Colombo Fort
9h 33m
09:24
Ella
18:57
Colombo Fort
9h 33m
09:24
Ella
18:57
Colombo Fort
9h 33m
09:24
Ella
18:57
Colombo Fort
9h 33m
11:57
Ella
21:10
Colombo Fort
9h 13m
11:57
Ella
21:10
Colombo Fort
9h 13m
18:51
Ella
05:17
Colombo Fort
10h 26m

From Mattala Rajapaksa Airport (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) by flight and taxi joint ticket

Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Colombo
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Colombo
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
HRI Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, Hambantota
Time
Colombo
2h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Ella to Colombo by taxi

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

Ella to Colombo Fort Schedule

Ella to Colombo Fort Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 36,792
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 23,302
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 06:40 – 15:27LKR 2,949
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 11:57 – 21:10LKR 2,949
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Sleeper 18:51 – 05:17LKR 4,175

Ella to Colombo Fort destination reviews

VS
train #1046 First Class Sleeper , Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 7, 2020
12Go.Asia service is very good. Arranged to deliver and received my 1st class berth ticket from the hotel. But the night mail journey is not good. Very bad toilet. It will be much convenient if their service office is located close to either Airport or Colombo railway station. It will save money and anxiety to customers for receiving the tickets. Overall, the 12 go.asia service is excellent.
TM
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Feb 25, 2020
They were on time and efficient. The driver drove a little fast on the windy mountain roads for our liking but we also understand that driving styles are different than what we're used to. If you easily get car sick, I would not recommend driving or having a driver as the route is rather windy. Thanks for being able to support this request within a days notice and your responsiveness!
NS
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Dec 22, 2019
We loved everything about the carnage really. I’m rating it 4 star only because the windows can’t open and you really can’t see the scenery and take same pictures either . But everything else was perfect. Very comfortable, WiFi, a bar to order drinks, no food though but we managed to order some sort of lunch boxes from one of the stations.
AF
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Dec 5, 2019
The food is ok, the comfort is amazing, the service is high quality, the staff (Danuska) is a top notch!
MD
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Oct 22, 2019
Car was 1.5 hours picking us up and no notification / we were chasing them for an update; for a 6 hour drive taking us to airport didn't need that poor start. Van was average , comfortable but damaged rear window stuck up with plastic. Driving overall was ok and second driver very good we had to tell drivers a few times to slow down , nothing silly. We caught train up from Colombo and Kandy to Ella and although takes a bit longer so much more relaxing - if you have the time. Vans in Sri Lanka choose carefully.
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Ella to Colombo Fort

When you want to get from Ella to Colombo Fort, 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 36,792. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,949.

How far is Ella from Colombo Fort?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ella to Colombo Fort. Your trip will be a total of 325 miles (522 km). The flying distance is 84 miles (134 km).

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

The travel time from Ella to Colombo Fort can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 11 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ella to Colombo Fort 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 2,949 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 36,792.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,949 to LKR 4,175;
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 25,345 - LKR 25,345. From Ella to Colombo starting from 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport until 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 23,301 to LKR 36,792.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 8 trains per day.
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Ella to Colombo starting from 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport until 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Ella to Colombo 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 Ella to Colombo. 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 23,301.

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 Ella to Colombo Fort

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

  • 98% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.