Ella to Colombo

Ella to Colombo

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06:40
Ella
8h 47m ride in train #1016
5
15:27
Colombo Fort
11:57
Ella
9h 13m ride in train #1008
4
21:10
Colombo Fort
Refundable Fastest
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Ella
6h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
3.3
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Colombo Any Hotel

From Ella to Colombo by train

06:40
Ella
8h 47m ride in train #1016
5
15:27
Colombo Fort
11:57
Ella
9h 13m ride in train #1008
4
21:10
Colombo Fort

From Ella to Colombo by Taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Ella
6h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
3.3
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Colombo Any Hotel

Transportation from Ella to Colombo

Ella to Colombo destination reviews

VS
train #1046 First Class Sleeper , Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 7, 2020
12Go.Asia service is very good. Arranged to deliver and received my 1st class berth ticket from the hotel. But the night mail journey is not good. Very bad toilet. It will be much convenient if their service office is located close to either Airport or Colombo railway station. It will save money and anxiety to customers for receiving the tickets. Overall, the 12 go.asia service is excellent.
TM
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Feb 25, 2020
They were on time and efficient. The driver drove a little fast on the windy mountain roads for our liking but we also understand that driving styles are different than what we're used to. If you easily get car sick, I would not recommend driving or having a driver as the route is rather windy. Thanks for being able to support this request within a days notice and your responsiveness!
NS
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Dec 22, 2019
We loved everything about the carnage really. I’m rating it 4 star only because the windows can’t open and you really can’t see the scenery and take same pictures either . But everything else was perfect. Very comfortable, WiFi, a bar to order drinks, no food though but we managed to order some sort of lunch boxes from one of the stations.
AF
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Dec 5, 2019
The food is ok, the comfort is amazing, the service is high quality, the staff (Danuska) is a top notch!
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How to get from Ella to Colombo

Travelling between Ella and Colombo 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 33,168 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,211.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 11 hours to travel between Ella and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight+taxi is the fastest way to travel between Ella and Colombo. Flight+taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h 35m. Train does a much slower job and take about 10h 45m to reach Colombo.

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

Travelling between Ella and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 2,211 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 33,168 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 Ella and Colombo ?

  • 1 by flight+taxi from Ella to Colombo starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel
  • 1 from Ella to Colombo starting from 06:40 Colombo Fort until 18:51 Colombo Fort

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

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

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 Ella and Colombo

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 Ella to Colombo?

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

  • 99% took a train
  • 1% bought a taxi ride