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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

From Peradenya to Ella by train

12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
18:23
Ella
5h 52m
#Viceroy II #1007
12:35
Peradenya, Kandy
18:27
Ella
5h 52m
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From Kandy to Ella by bus

08:00
Kandy
13:10
Ella
5h 10m
Instant 
08:00
Kandy
13:10
Ella
5h 10m
Instant 

From Kandy Any Hotel to Ella by taxi

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

Kandy to Ella Schedule

Kandy to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 37,087
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 13,957
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:47 – 15:14LKR 3,475
Browns Tours Local 08:00 – 13:10LKR 3,625
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 11:10 – 17:11LKR 3,475
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 12:31 – 18:23LKR 3,675
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 12:35 – 18:27LKR 7,250

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:

  • 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 37,139. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,481.

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 201 miles (323 km). The flying distance is 40 miles (64 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 7 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 Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 2,481 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 37,139.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,481 to LKR 7,260;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 13,976 to LKR 37,139.

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 6 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 13,976.

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:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.