Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Kandy
Nuwara Eliya
Tue, Jun 25
One Way
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Kandy to Nuwara Eliya Schedule

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 21,439
Sri Lanka Railway Observation class 03:30 - 08:54LKR 2,600
Tuktukdude Leisure Shuttle + Safari Drive 06:00 - 15:00LKR 21,506
Sri Lanka Railway Second Class Reserved Seats 09:03 - 13:15LKR 6,038
Sri Lanka Railway Third Class Reserved Seats 11:03 - 14:33LKR 1,445
Sri Lanka Railway Observation class 12:25 - 15:41LKR 2,600
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 17:20 - 21:19LKR 2,600
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 22:13 - 01:45LKR 2,600

Transportation from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Facts about the transport from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Cheapest Transport$5
Fastest Transport40m
Earliest Departure3:30 AM
Latest Departure5:20 PM
Departures per day23
Distance34 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCeylon Roots, Lakpura, Magical Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Railway, Stef Lanka Tours, Tuktukdude Leisure

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya Destination Reviews

NH
The trip itself was good I was a little miffed because I got insurance by accident but that’s probably my fault for not checking properly
Train #1023 First Class Reserved Seat, Sri Lanka Railway, Oct 28, 2023
KJ
The views: wauw!
Train #1005 Third Class Reserved Seats, Sri Lanka Railway, Jan 18, 2023
ML
Great service. It is worth to pay for priority support. The train ride from Kandy to Nanu Oya was an amazing experience. The train was late but that did not matter as this gave us more time to enjoy the landscape.
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 30, 2022
MS
it was pity the train was not on service because of the heavy rain .
Train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 8, 2022
MS
Was not clear enough about information during buying process, seats and refundable criteria
Train First Class, Ella Odyssey, Apr 26, 2022
PB
12GO were able to deliver when other agents could not
Train #1005 Third Class Reserved Seats, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 27, 2022
JA
Most beautiful train trip ever. Unforgettable!
Train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 25, 2022
JF
Clean, comfortable.
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 21, 2022
SV
Service is excellent. But costly.
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 27, 2021
MB
Perfect service and prompt response..
Train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 27, 2021
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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
  • Van
  • 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 Van 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 USD 112.73. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 4.73.

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 22 miles (34 km). The flying distance is 22 miles (34 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 1 to 9 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 Railway: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 4.73 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 USD 112.73.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 4.73 to USD 27.69;
  • Van price : USD 14.33 - USD 71.64;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 54.11 to USD 112.73.

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 12 trains per day.
  • Vans from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
  • 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 USD 54.11.

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.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

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:

  • 97% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% opted for a van.
  • 1% Other