Colombo to Ella

Colombo to Ella

  Oct 2, 2021, 7 trips (LKR 3,170 – LKR 0)

Other Options

3

Trains

8h 37m Deps: 5:55, 8:30, 9:45

From LKR 3,170
05:55
Colombo Fort
9h 19m ride in train #1005 with Sri Lanka Railways
5.0
15:14
Ella
From LKR 3,170 per adult
08:30
Colombo Fort
8h 41m ride in train #1015 with Sri Lanka Railways
4.5
17:11
Ella
From LKR 3,170 per adult
09:45
Colombo Fort
8h 37m ride in train #1007 with Sri Lanka Railways
4.0
18:22
Ella
From LKR 3,170 per adult
4

Taxis

4h 5m

Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 19,336
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Colombo
4h 5m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
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Ella
Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 24,389 vehicle, all incl
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Colombo
5h taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
5.0
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Ella
From LKR 19,336 vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Ella Schedule

Colombo to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 68,986
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 21,750
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 39,546
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 15:14LKR 4,488
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 09:45 - 18:22LKR 3,170

Transportation from Colombo to Ella

Colombo to Ella Destination Reviews

WH
Train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 10, 2020
There was no cafeteria on the train. Train was delayed for more then 2 hrs to reach the destination. The price paid to the operator was 2.6 times the actual cost of the ticket.
AF
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Dec 5, 2019
Everything is perfect. The train staff service makes it more perfect!
NW
Train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 28, 2019
Everything from booking the tickets to travelling on the train went very well. Thank you
LM
Train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 11, 2019
Good and easy service. Great view, great seats.
AF
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 5, 2019
Perfect
AW
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 7, 2019
We booked the train tickets 1 month in advance and asked for them to be delivered to our hotel in Colombo and they were there when we arrived as promised. Excellent service and we thoroughly enjoyed the journey. We understood the need for reserving a seat when we saw the number of passengers In the unreserved coaches!!!
BJ
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Jan 8, 2019
Ride was great. Seats were really comfortable. However I disliked the policy that you were not allowed to bring your own food. Or so I thought because I could see other people did and the staff didn't care. I payed a lot of money for the lunch on board and food was average.
4.4
14 customer reviews
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65%
4
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How to get from Colombo to Ella

Travelling between Colombo 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 68,986 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 3,170.

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

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 10 hours to travel between Colombo and Ella depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Ella. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 4h 5m. Train does a much slower job and take about 9h 19m to reach Ella.

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

Travelling between Colombo and Ella can be as cheap as LKR 3,170 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 68,986 if you buy a Ceylon Roots 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 Colombo and Ella ?

  • 1 by flight+taxi from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Mattala Airport until 00:00 Mattala Airport
  • 1 from Colombo to Ella starting from 05:55 Ella until 09:45 Ella

1 from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Ella until 00:00 Ella

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo 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 Colombo and Ella

Avro Travels and Tours, Ceylon Roots, 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 Colombo to Ella?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% bought a taxi ride