Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

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

Other Options

3

Trains

6h 10m Deps: 5:55, 8:30, 9:45

From LKR 3,170
05:55
Colombo Fort
6h 45m ride in train #1005 with Sri Lanka Railways
4.0
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
From LKR 3,170 per adult
08:30
Colombo Fort
6h 15m ride in train #1015 with Sri Lanka Railways
4.0+
14:45
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
From LKR 3,170 per adult
09:45
Colombo Fort
6h 10m ride in train #1007 with Sri Lanka Railways
5.0
15:55
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
From LKR 3,170 per adult
4

Taxis

1h 40m

Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 18,279
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Colombo Any Hotel
4h 38m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
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Nuwara Eliya
From LKR 18,279 vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya Schedule

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 19,348
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 38,448
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 20,652
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 12:40LKR 4,048
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 09:45 - 15:55LKR 3,170

Transportation from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya Destination Reviews

DE
Train #1007 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 19, 2019
Excellent service
JW
Train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 7, 2019
It worked perfect with the tickets being delivered to our hotel. Fantastic seats in the train. Great shaky ride. The part from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is much more enjoyable than Colombo to Kandy.
IF
Train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 27, 2019
The train was very ricketty. My son vomited at the end of the 8 hour trip from the bumping along the way.
JS
Train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 23, 2019
Great service
PG
Train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 20, 2019
I was impressed as they delivered our tickets to our hotel as requested on time.
GW
Train #1007 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 30, 2018
Lovely and simple service, fantastic journey!
4.1
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How to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

Travelling between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya 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 38,506 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 3,174.

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 7 hours to travel between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 1h 40m. Train does a much slower job and take about 6h 45m to reach Nuwara Eliya.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya?

Travelling between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya can be as cheap as LKR 3,174 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 38,506 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 Nuwara Eliya ?

  • 1 from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya starting from 05:55 Nanu Oya until 09:45 Nanu Oya

1 from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya starting from 00:00 Nuwara Eliya until 00:00 Nuwara Eliya

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya.

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 Nuwara Eliya

Ceylon Roots, Lakpura, 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 Nuwara Eliya?

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

  • 100% took a train