From Kandy to Ella by Trains

From Peradenya to Ella by Trains

Train #1007 by Sri Lanka Railways
12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
5h 52m train ride
18:23
Ella

From Kandy Any Hotel to Ella by Taxis

Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
3h 45m taxi ride in Comfort
5
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Ella
Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
4h taxi ride in Comfort
5
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Ella

From Kandy Any Hotel to Ella by Taxis+Trains

Taxi+Train by Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
4h. All connections guaranteed.
04:00
Ella

Kandy to Ella Schedule

Kandy to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 - 04:00LKR 35,973
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 - 03:45LKR 17,405
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:47 - 15:14LKR 3,370
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 11:10 - 17:11LKR 3,370
Sri Lanka Railways First Class seat 12:31 - 18:23LKR 3,564

Kandy to Ella destination reviews

4.0
87 customer reviews
5
60%
4
16%
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60% of 87 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
MK
5
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 3, 2019
Super nice, professional service, the tickets were delivered on time to my hotel, no hassle
A
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 3, 2019
We got the train tickets delivered to the hotel everything went easily. I can't believe the markup and a 35 day lead time, but it was sold out and I had no recourse but to buy his way. Better than not being able to buy at all. I was charged 10 $USD for mailing to a hotel the form on it said 250rs so about $1.50 so in addition to the ticket markup there was a 800% mark up on postage.
PH
3
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 27, 2019
The trip was pretty good but then the train derailed about an hour from Ella.
XZ
3
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 28, 2019
There were only 1 bag of peanuts on the train for snack, so it wasn't stocked up. But maybe it's because of the troubles in the country of a few days ago.
JK
4
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 27, 2019
We only travelled from Nuwara Eliya to Ella but we had to book the whole duration to confirm a seat when we booked from Australia, other seats and trains weren’t available. The train was comfortable with a table and individual chairs.We were served tea and purchased an alcoholic drink, staff were very friendly. Our only disappointment was more around the train being late so we missed the scenery. . Book a morning train. We Had no trouble when boarding , we just showed our printed confirmation and email with seat numbers.
MR
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 26, 2019
Lovely and comfortable Staff looked after us well. It's a shame you dont do other routes around Sri lanka definitely prefer it yo a taxi
GW
4
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 25, 2019
Very scenic. Great service. Very long trip. 6.5 hours but well worth it.
SI
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 13, 2019
The luxury ViceRoy 2 train was great. I strongly recommend it.
SA
5
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 13, 2019
A bit fiddly to find stef Lanka to pick up the tickets but easy to collect and the train ride was beautiful
MC
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 13, 2019
Beautiful scenery, comfortable , toilets could be better - 12go.asia is fantastic to deal with
NK
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 12, 2019
Beautiful train journey, very well organized, very clean, nice toilets and amazingly friendly and helpful staff. One of the best train journeys I have ever been on. Thank you so much!
DD
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 12, 2019
Such an amazing trip! The views are stunning. The train itself was gorgeous- wood paneled inside, big comfy chairs and friendly staff. There is a bar and light snacks like chips, but be sure to bring food and water for the 6 hour trip. Don't miss this highlight of Sri Lanka and book way in advance- tickets sell out early!
KO
4
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 12, 2019
I don’t travel very well going backwards and there was no alternative but to do so for 6 hours! (seats are allocated). However, the scenery is spectacular, the seats are spacious and comfy and there is a bar! We expected to be able to buy food en route but you can’t.
SW
5
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 11, 2019
A great trip, highly recommended. The station staff at Peradenya were friendly and helpful, as were those on the train. Seats very comfortable, toilet clean etc. Drinks a little pricey but what the hell. Consistently interesting views. A lovely train experience.
MW
3
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 11, 2019
Service from the team was great answered all my questions, but little disappointing when you find out the price you’re charged is over double the cost of the actual tickets. Thought the views from the train were great but don’t expect a first class train experience!!!
MH
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 9, 2019
I asked for our tickets to be couriered to Negombo as we were not going to Colombo. When I arrived they were there! Their communication was great and so was the train trip. All in all, a great experience
MA
4
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 9, 2019
Had 1st class tickets delivered to our hotel this made it very easy. Train journey was good with amazing views. train was as we expected but overall very enjoyable journey.
PK
5
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 9, 2019
Beautifull landscape, comfortable 1st class tickets and a lot more relaxing than driving.
JK
2
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 8, 2019
Staff were nice and helpful. However train broke down TWICE and there was no food on board
SM
3
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Apr 5, 2019
Beautiful scenery and seats very comfortable with god air con, but trip too long (45 mins late arrival in Ella) so total trip almost 7 hours. More substantial snacks ie sandwiches to purchase could be provided on board.

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How to get from Kandy to Ella

Travelling between Kandy and Ella 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 35,948 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,402.

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

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

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

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

Travelling between Kandy and Ella can be as cheap as LKR 2,402 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 35,948 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 Kandy and Ella ?

  • 6 from Kandy to Ella starting from 08:47 Kandy until 12:31 Peradenya
  • 1 by charter+train from Kandy to Ella starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel

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

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

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 Kandy and Ella

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 Kandy to Ella?

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

  • 999 took a train
  • 1 bought a taxi ride
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