From Ella to Kandy by Trains

From Ella to Kandy by Trains+Taxis

From Ella to Kandy by Taxis

Taxi by Avro Travels and Tours
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Ella
4h taxi ride in Comfort
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Kandy Any Hotel
Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Ella
3h 45m taxi ride in Comfort
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Kandy Any Hotel
Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Ella
4h taxi ride in Comfort
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Kandy Any Hotel

Ella to Kandy Schedule

Ella to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax 00:00 - 04:00LKR 17,599
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 - 04:00LKR 35,973
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:40 - 12:38LKR 3,370
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 09:24 - 15:51LKR 3,370

Ella to Kandy destination reviews

3.9
57 customer reviews
5
56%
4
16%
3
7%
2
7%
1
14%
56% of 57 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
AM
4
train #1016 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 14, 2019
I can’t fault the service from 12go.asia, or the booking of our seats. The cost of the tickets was however, significantly more expensive than if we’d just bought them once in Sri Lanka. It is fairly quiet with tourists right now, so we could have purchased on the day - but at a busier time it may not have been possible to do this. Communication and service from 12go.asia was excellent.
JE
5
train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 13, 2019
Thank you for organising an amazing train ride for us!
GC
5
train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 3, 2019
Really lovely journey and tickets delivered to hotel as promised, very efficient
RF
5
train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 3, 2019
Delivery was tricky with the awful events going on in Sri Lanka, but customer service were incredibly responsive and re-arranged delivery to our next hotel with plenty of time to spare. The train journey from Ella to Kandy was as beautiful as you've heard - maybe more!
CG
5
, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 21, 2019
- great train - fun atmosphere - great, friendly waiter
LR
5
, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 12, 2019
very comfortable seats and friendly staff. I would book it again for sure!
AM
3
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 11, 2019
The train journey itself is stunning - we went Ella to Kandy. I have taken trains in Africa; China; India; Russia; Thailand; UK; and Europe - this is maybe the best. However the 12Go Asia website is misleading - we booked for the 9.30 departure with the website saying there were 6 seats left. One month later (long after our money debited) we were told that train had sold out & we couldn't travel on it...
JR
5
train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 9, 2019
Excellent service! We travelled as a family of four (children ages 9 and 10) between Ella and Kandy in April 2019. Our tickets were ordered and pdf emailed through a month before our journey. We exchanged the pdf for our tickets in Colombo. Great seat reservations, brilliant train journey. This is the second time we've used 12goAsia (last time in Thailand) and both times great service.
EP
4
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 7, 2019
The trip was gorgeous and the seats were comfortable and spacious. The only issue was lack of loo roll in the toilets.
CM
5
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 1, 2019
We used 12GO to book train tickets from Ella to Kandy. The online communication was excellent and our tickets were couriered to our hotel as requested. Very happy with the service. Thanks
BL
5
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 27, 2019
Awesome scenic train ride. Although 1 st class has AC, second class would have been a better option because the windows open and you can get good photos
MS
5
train #1016 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 26, 2019
Great train ride! Awesome views on both sides. Whilst the 2nd and 3rd class carriages weren't too packed on our train we saw a train going the other way with barely any standing room so worth the expense of 1st class. Great service from 12GO with train tickets secured and delivered by our airport pickup.
SM
5
train #1016 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 25, 2019
Communication with 12Go Asia was excellent. Tickets were delivered to our hotel. The only issue was when they arrived they were for the 9.24am train not the 6.40am we had booked. The train ride from Ella to Kandy was long at 7hrs but an unforgettable experience.
RG
5
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 24, 2019
Very nice trip but would have been better to pick 2nd class ( open windows and better view )
DJ
5
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 15, 2019
Good seats and tickets delivered to us on arrival in Sri Lanka.
PM
5
train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 9, 2019
We got the seats we wanted and the tickets were in our hotel waiting for us when we arrived! Everything worked well, very good service!
UM
4
train #1016 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 24, 2019
Service from this company was fantastic. I didn’t read that we had to go to the office to get the tickets, or have them sent to our hotel. I called them 1.5 days before we had to catch the train and they managed to get a same day courier to drop the ticket to us on time. Worth paying extra (almost double) to have the peace of mind of having seats, because the train ride is very very popular. The air con cabin (1st class) was FREEZING though. Uncomfortably so. The views were incredible and the 6 hour ride went quite quickly. Thanks 12go for making sure we got on our train!!
RP
4
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 16, 2019
Friendly staff, train little bit old and no so clean restrooms
TR
2
train #1016 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 3, 2019
Great views,but train was late over 2 hours. There was some bugs lurling in to the train.
AW
2
train #1016 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 23, 2019
As I had voucher in hand trying to find office in Colombo which was no easy task. However I eventually did but it was closed due to a public holiday. The next day went to office it was closed. Finally got hold of the person who was meant to be managing the office. Anyway finally got my ticket spent at least 30 dollars doing this then missed my train to my next destination so that cost another 75 dollars. So very dissatisfied with the whole deal. It would been heaps cheaper to get to the train station very early and pay stuff all for the dam ticket. So fellow travellers Beware.

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How to get from Ella to Kandy

Travelling between Ella and Kandy is possible by Train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 35,973 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,403.

How long does it take to get from Ella to Kandy?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 7 hours to travel between Ella and Kandy depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Ella and Kandy. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 6h 27m to reach Kandy.

How much does it cost to get from Ella to Kandy?

Travelling between Ella and Kandy can be as cheap as LKR 2,403 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 35,973 if you buy a Avro Travels and Tours taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Ella and Kandy ?

  • 4 from Ella to Kandy starting from 06:40 Ella until 09:24 Ella
  • 1 by train+charter from Ella to Kandy starting from 00:00 Ella until 00:00 Ella

2 from Ella to Kandy starting from 00:00 Ella until 00:00 Ella

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Ella to Kandy.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Ella and Kandy

Avro Travels and Tours, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Ella to Kandy?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 997 took a train
  • 3 bought a taxi ride
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