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From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by train

11:10
Kandy
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
3h 35m
11:10
Kandy
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
3h 35m

From Kandy Any Hotel to Nuwara Eliya by taxi

Any
Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Nuwara Eliya
2h 40m
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl

From Kandy Any Hotel to Nuwara Eliya by taxi+train joint ticket

Any
Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
3h
 Instant  Refund
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 50m
 Instant  Refund
  vehicle, all incl

Passenger reviews out of total 636 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.

Apr 3, 2019
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
Despite booking tickets 60 days before departure I still missed out on my preferred seats when they were released 30 days before travel dates. However, by paying some more I was able to get 1st class tickets, and by paying another US$10 they were delivered to my hotel. The correspondence was ok, but I had issues not receiving some emails so it was a bit nerve wracking at times. In the end it all worked out, we were pleased with our seats.
Mar 28, 2019
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
Hard to find our seat, some doors were locked, lucky our driver helped us, once we did the trip was good.
Mar 5, 2019
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service for 1st class reserved seats. Fantastic views, bit of a rough ride but worth the experience
Jan 18, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
Very pleasant journey
Jan 18, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Wonderfull trip in a great train.
Jan 17, 2019
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
Good seats but it was a pain having to travel to the Colombo office to pick up the tickets and we had to wait as no-one was there,
Jan 16, 2019
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go
★★★★★
Felt like VIPs. A great experience.

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

When you want to get from Kandy 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 31,834. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,442.

How far is Kandy from Nuwara Eliya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Your trip will be a total of 112 miles (180 km). The flying distance is 27 miles (42 km).

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

The travel time from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kandy 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 2,442 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 31,834.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,442 to LKR 3,228;
  • charter+train price: LKR 12,968 - LKR 15,129. From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 31,834 to LKR 31,834.

How many trips per day are there between Kandy 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.
  • 2 by charter+train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kandy 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 Kandy 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 31,834.

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 Nuwara Eliya

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