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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avro Travels and Tours, 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