Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 34m ride in train #1005
4.5+
15:14
Ella
Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 26m ride in train #1015
4
17:11
Ella
Instant Recommended
10:45
Nuwara Eliya
2h 25m bus ride in Local
13:10
Ella

From Nanu Oya to Ella by Trains

Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 34m ride in train #1005
4.5+
15:14
Ella
Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 26m ride in train #1015
4
17:11
Ella
ViceRoy II by 12Go
eTicket
15:55
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 32m ride in train #Viceroy II #1007
5+
18:27
Ella
Sri Lanka Railways
15:55
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 28m ride in train #1007, Observation class
18:23
Ella

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella by Buses

Instant Recommended
10:45
Nuwara Eliya
2h 25m bus ride in Local
13:10
Ella

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella by Taxis

Instant Fastest
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Nuwara Eliya
2h taxi ride in Comfort
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Ella
Refundable
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Nuwara Eliya
2h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Ella
Refundable
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Nuwara Eliya
2h 30m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Ella

Nanu Oya to Ella Schedule

Nanu Oya to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 - 02:00LKR 40,565
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 - 02:30LKR 11,873
Browns Tours Local 10:45 - 13:10LKR 3,599
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:40 - 15:14LKR 3,449
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 14:45 - 17:11LKR 3,449
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 15:55 - 18:27LKR 5,757

Nanu Oya to Ella destination reviews

4.0
26 customer reviews
5
58%
4
19%
3
4%
2
4%
1
15%
HH
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 3, 2019
Perfect service! We got or tickets sent to our hotel so they were waiting for us in the reception when we checked in. Before going, I contacted 12go.asia customers service and got a response a just few minutes later. They even managed to book tickets on the right side of the train as we had wished for.
ES
3
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 21, 2019
We could only find information that said there was only 1st class or 3rd class tickets for the trains - at ~9am & MD; & not possible to reserve on 3rd class; so we prepurchased 1st class tickets - dull trip in over air conditioned carriage that was a constant thoroughfare for 2nd class to go forward to the loo & for a smoke. As noted, there actually was a 2nd class option, a much nicer way to travel. And, there was a train at ~11am - which didn’t seem to appear on available online timetables. Views lovely on on left hand side of train but not better than NE train to Ella; luggage storage a problem in 1st class
TF
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 24, 2019
Although we had to wait more than 1hour at nanu oya for the train it worths the time, nice view beautiful mountains, polite staff.
JB
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 9, 2019
The seats selected by 12go Asia for us were excellent - correct side of train and in first class carriage everything was perfect and as usual 12 go Asia have done a great job The trip was amazing so much to see and we would definitely book with 12go Asia for all our train tickets in the countries they serve
SE
4
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 6, 2019
Very expensive tickets compared to the price paid if bought locally in Sri Lanka. Also paying $10 USD to have them mailed to a hotel is a rip off. Wouldn't use them again.
SA
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 19, 2019
Customer Service from 12go was amazing and I definitely recommend 12go.
MN
5
train #1007 Second Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 11, 2019
Wonderful trip from Nanuoya to Ella. Jungle, tea plantation, mountains and villages seen from the window. Seat reservation, in spite of being expensive, is worth.
C
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 5, 2019
Great service, tickets delivered to hotel as requested. Recommend anyone to use them. Australia
EB
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 14, 2019
We booked our 2nd class reserve seats one month in advance. We paid for the tickets to be delivered to our hotel in Negombo. We had good email communication when we booked, and the tickets were waiting for us at the hotel. I was a bit worried about the process, but everything worked perfectly, and the train journey was amazing!!!
IA
2
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jun 20, 2019
We had the two seats in the back of the train that don't sit next to a window. Eventhough this is one of the most scenic train rides, it doesn't matter if you can't see. 12 go Asia service and communication was good.
GJ
4
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 9, 2019
Beautiful scenery Train was on time Carriages are filthy
YY
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 25, 2019
A lovely train trip.
CM
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 22, 2019
A must do ????sooo beautiful fantastic experience
EW
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 30, 2019
Awesome journey!!
SK
5
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 21, 2019
Everything was perfect.

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Nanu Oya to Ella

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

  • Bus
  • 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 40,704. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,468.

How far is Nanu Oya from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nanu Oya to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 81 miles (129 km). The flying distance is 22 miles (35 km).

How long does it take to get from Nanu Oya to Ella?

The travel time from Nanu Oya to Ella 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 Nanu Oya to Ella?

The cost of the trip from Nanu Oya 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 2,468 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 40,704.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,468 to LKR 5,235;
  • Bus tickets - LKR 3,610 to LKR 3,610;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 11,913 to LKR 40,704.

How many trips per day are there between Nanu Oya and Ella?

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 10:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 10:45. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Nuwara Eliya to Ella any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Nuwara Eliya 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 11,913.

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 Nanu Oya to Ella

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nanu Oya 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:

  • 998 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2 decided to go for a bus.