Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

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Nuwara Eliya to Ella Schedule

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots Van 6pax Any timeLKR 22,795
Sri Lanka Railway Second Class Sleeperette 02:24 - 05:37LKR 2,600
Sri Lanka Railway Observation class 08:54 - 14:28LKR 3,125
Sri Lanka Railway Third Class Reserved Seats 12:37 - 15:17LKR 1,445
Sri Lanka Railway Second Class 14:33 - 17:51LKR 2,285
Sri Lanka Railway Observation class 16:04 - 19:20LKR 3,125

Transportation from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Facts about the transport from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Cheapest Transport$5
Fastest Transport56m
Earliest Departure2:24 AM
Latest Departure4:04 PM
Departures per day5
Distance47 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCeylon Roots, Sri Lanka Railway, Stef Lanka Tours

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Destination Reviews

RE
Seats need some cleaning, people were sitting on our reserved spots and looked strange at us when we asked them to move. 1st class is too messy for being called a 1st class
Train #1005 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railway, Jun 24, 2023
LA
Really would of preferred the older authentic carriages, it was all too staged. Great trip all the same,
Train Second Class, Ella Odyssey, Apr 26, 2022
VY
Everything worked very well and the tickets were brought to our hotel. Thanks a lot!
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 18, 2022
AK
Nothing spoils the Nuwara Eliya - Ella train and the views you could see, but 12go and its service has nothing to do with it
Train #1126 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 7, 2022
MS
The train coach should be marked with SCR if the seats are already reserved.
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 17, 2021
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How to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

When you want to get from Nuwara Eliya 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 USD 82.77. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 59.37.

How far is Nuwara Eliya from Ella?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Your trip will be a total of 30 miles (47 km). The flying distance is 30 miles (47 km).

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

The travel time from Nuwara Eliya to Ella can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Stef Lanka Tours: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 59.37 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 82.77.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 4.85 to USD 10.49;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 59.37 to USD 82.77.

How many trips per day are there between Nuwara Eliya and Ella?

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

  • 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?

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 USD 59.37.

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 Nuwara Eliya to Ella

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nuwara Eliya 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:

  • 99% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other