Colombo to Ella

Colombo to Ella

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09:45
Colombo Fort
8h 37m ride in train #1007
4.0
18:22
Ella
08:30
Colombo Fort
8h 41m ride in train #1015
4.5
17:11
Ella
Refundable Fastest
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Colombo
6h 15m taxi ride
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Ella

From Colombo Fort to Ella by train

08:30
Colombo Fort
8h 41m ride in train #1015
4.5
17:11
Ella
09:45
Colombo Fort
8h 37m ride in train #1007
4.0
18:22
Ella

From Colombo to Ella by taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Colombo
6h 15m taxi ride
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Ella

Colombo to Ella Schedule

Colombo to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 23,600
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 33,476
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 23,252
Viceroy II by 12Go VIP AC 09:45 - 18:23LKR 10,192

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, Dec 5, 2019
Everything is perfect. The train staff service makes it more perfect!
4.3
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How to get from Colombo to Ella

Travelling between Colombo and Ella is possible by Flight, train and taxi. Flight+taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 33,353 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 3,608.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 10 hours to travel between Colombo and Ella depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight+taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Ella. Flight+taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h 35m. 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 3,608 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 33,353 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 Colombo and Ella ?

  • 3 by taxi+flight from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Colombo until 00:00 Colombo
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Colombo to Ella starting from 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa Airport until 00:00 Mattala Rajapaksa 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, 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 train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 98% took a train
  • 2% bought a taxi ride