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From Kandy Any Hotel to Ella by taxi

Any
Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Ella
3h 45m
 Instant  Refund
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Ella
4h
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl

From Kandy to Ella by train

08:47
Kandy
15:14
Ella
6h 27m
08:47
Kandy
15:14
Ella
6h 27m
11:10
Kandy
17:11
Ella
6h 1m
11:10
Kandy
17:11
Ella
6h 1m

Passenger reviews out of total 2,424 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 7, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Good costumer service . Tickets arrived at the hotel on time
Jan 31, 2019
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★☆☆☆
Purchased two first class tickets on the train from Kandy to Ella in Sri Lanka. 12goasia purchased seats that were not together. Won’t be using them again.
Jan 31, 2019
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
We booked 1st class tickets from Kandy to Ella and had them delivered to our hostel in Colombo, I found the office to be very responsive by email, all went smoothly
Jan 31, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Great train ride. The people that worked on the train were very pleasant and helpful. The seats were comfortable and the six hour train ride went by quickly.
Jan 25, 2019
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Super
Jan 25, 2019
charter Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours
★★★★★
Great car, very nice driver, thank you!
Jan 25, 2019
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Our train tickets where sent to our hotel on time. God service. Fast responding to all questions.
Jan 24, 2019
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Everything ran as expected on the Kandy - Ella train with tickets sent to hotel as requested. Great service!
Jan 24, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Excellent and informative customer service from Katy (Miss) all the way leading up to our journey.
Jan 23, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Fantastic experience and unforgettable views of Sri Lanka. Only problem was at start because it wasn’t clear to us which was the Viceroy compartment. We tried to get on the train but the station guard said we only had a reservation and not a ticket so he wouldn’t let us on the train. We finally figured out that the Viceroy cabin was at the front of the train and our voucher was valid for that but not the other part of the train. We managed to get on with about 30 seconds to spare. Our fault for not being more observant but the service at Kandy station was not helpful. Take your own lunch and snacks.
Jan 17, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Lived up to all our expectations. Best train journey we’ve been on. Comfortable, relaxing, beautiful!!! Definitely do this if you can! Bring snacks!!!!
Jan 13, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Tickets were sent to our hotel eventually. The train trip was great. The first class carriage was a/c and comfortable. A fantastic journey.
Jan 11, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
The trip was great and the kids loved it...the 7 hours went very quickly. Were else in the world can you sit in the doorway of a train, hang your feet out, wave to the locals and enjoy the magnificent view. The only issue I have was that you could not issue electronic tickets..... instead relying on the need to physically pick up the tickets. This was a problem for us but after many phone calls and help from the locals you were able to deliver the tickets to us in Kandy
Jan 4, 2019
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
yuo are a WOUNDERFULL company. thank you for every Think.
Jan 2, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★☆☆
When we travelled, it became clear that Stef Lanka had given us tickets for the wrong train ride :( We were kicked off the train by the conductor because our ticket was for a train that had left 3 hours prior. Stef Lanka had written the correct time on the envelope, but then inserted the wrong ticket. So, I don’t have much good to say about Stef Lanka agents, but if you do use them then double, then triple check the detail on the ticket. Since then, 12go have fully refunded me the price of the ticket. 12go’s support team have been very good and I am pleased with their service. Scoring 3/5 overall. (Not a bad score for buying a ticket I couldn’t use - was a 1/5 before the refund!)
Jan 1, 2019
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Lovely train trip, thank you.
Dec 30, 2018
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Very good service and delivered our tickets to our hotel which was brilliant .
Dec 30, 2018
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Excellent experience throughout. The train journey with all the luxuries promised was wonderful.
Dec 27, 2018
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★☆
Fantastic. Comfortable chairs. On time. Friendly staff. Aircon worked well. The negative was the Windows are too small and not clean enough. Also we didn't get any cookies as they ran out
Dec 25, 2018
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Great train, very comfortable and luxury like

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Kandy to Ella

When you want to get from Kandy to Ella, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • 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 Taxi 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 36,725. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as LKR 17,769.

How far is Kandy from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 125 miles (200 km). The flying distance is 41 miles (65 km).

How long does it take to get from Kandy to Ella?

The travel time from Kandy to Ella can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Kandy to Ella?

The cost of the trip from Kandy to Ella varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours): travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as LKR 17,769 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 36,725.

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

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

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 17,769 to LKR 36,725.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 4 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kandy 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 Kandy 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 17,769.

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 Kandy to Ella

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

  • 1000 decided to catch a taxi.
  • 997 users enjoyed a train ride.