Travelling between Colombo and Ella is possible by Flight, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you CAD 430.19 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere CAD 19.77.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 11 hours to travel between Colombo and Ella depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Ella. Flight will bring you to your destination in 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 10h 5m to reach Ella.
Travelling between Colombo and Ella can be as cheap as CAD 19.77 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as CAD 430.19 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.
6 from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo to Ella.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Colombo to Ella, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as CAD 52.31.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
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.
Ceylon Roots, Stef Lanka Tours
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.
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