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From Ella to Nuwara Eliya by taxi

Nuwara Eliya
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Passenger reviews out of total 0 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.

Feb 9, 2019
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
you are in control of the process of purchasing and delivering. No problems faced.
Jan 22, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
The food could be better
Jan 20, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
On the voucher the time of departure was 10.57 in Ella so we where at the station at 10.30 but the actual departure was 12.30 (waiting 2 hours). Seem to be a wrong time on the voucher. And the snacks to buy in the bar in the train was very limited.

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How to get from Ella to Nuwara Eliya

When you want to get from Ella 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 40,473. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,454.

How far is Ella from Nuwara Eliya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ella to Nuwara Eliya. Your trip will be a total of 83 miles (132 km). The flying distance is 20 miles (32 km).

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

The travel time from Ella to Nuwara Eliya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 3 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ella 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 2,454 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 40,473.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,454 to LKR 3,441;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 40,473 to LKR 40,473.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Ella to Nuwara Eliya 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 Ella 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 40,473.

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 Ella to Nuwara Eliya

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

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.