Ella to Kandy

Ella to Kandy

  Oct 2, 2021, 6 trips (LKR 2,730 – LKR 0)

Other Options

3

Trains

5h 58m Deps: 6:40, 9:24, 11:57

From LKR 2,730
06:40
Ella
5h 58m ride in train #1016 with Sri Lanka Railways
3.9+
12:38
Kandy
From LKR 2,730 per adult
09:24
Ella
6h 27m ride in train #1006 with Sri Lanka Railways
4.5+
15:51
Kandy
From LKR 2,730 per adult
3

Taxis

2h 18m

Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 14,500
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Ella
2h 18m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
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Kandy Any Hotel
Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 14,500 vehicle, all incl
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Ella
3h 28m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
From LKR 15,325 vehicle, all incl

Ella to Kandy Schedule

Ella to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 17,027
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 40,866
Ceylon Roots Van 6pax Any timeLKR 18,237
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:40 - 12:38LKR 3,829
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 09:24 - 15:51LKR 3,829
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 11:57 - 18:15LKR 3,829

Transportation from Ella to Kandy

Ella to Kandy Destination Reviews

PL
Train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 26, 2020
I was surprised that there was no place to put medium sized luggage as the top rail compartments only fits smaller pieces. The air conditioning also did not work well so I was uncomfortable for most of the 6-7 hour train ride. Views from windows that are not open are not good. Train not smooth as it was extremely old and slow. I don't think it was worth paying extra for first class. Perhaps second class is better since at least you can keep windows open and get a breeze!
AJ
Train #1006 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 9, 2020
The train tickets were delivered correctly and on time to our hotel. The trip from Ella to Kandy was truley awesome. Tips for users-Right hand side to Nuwara-Ellya then left hand side to Kandy for the best views. Traveling in the clockwise direction seems less crowded. Actual seat alacation is a bit of a lucky dip as some seats are either obscured by pillars or front or rear seats with cramped views.It can get cool with the windows open so dress to conditions. Snacks and drinks are good and come around often. Doors in 2nd sometimes open sometimes not, not sure why. Train staff friendly and helpful. Up there with the best trips in the world, fair dinkum. Ps; Perhaps Sri Lanka Railways could swap locals some free tickets for a spot of cleaning?
JR
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Mar 8, 2020
Scenery great. Car attendant excellent.
AC
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 29, 2020
Great trip
JV
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 26, 2020
Had an amazing trip. Beautiful views, plenty of leg space, a comfortabel chair, fun people in the train and good service. Thank you Vice Roy 2!
JA
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 19, 2020
Very good
KR
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 13, 2020
Fabulous trip. A step back in time. Classic carriage, beautiful ride through the tea plantations. Little rocky at times, but just added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend.
EV
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 12, 2020
The Viceroy II wagon had comfortable chairs, and we were given two cups of coffe/tee each during the ride. The amazing view of beautiful green tea plantations, hill landscape and small Sri Lankan villages really makes the trip memorable. The Viceroy II tickets were more expensive than other alternatives, but worth the money if you ask me. 4 out og 5 stars because the AC actually made the journey a bit cold ???? But both my partner and I would absolutely recommend a trip!!
JH
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 8, 2020
Seats were very comfortable. There was conflicting information about whether or not good would be served. In the end they did offer food but charged extra. Great staff, great coffee. The train was on time.
LJ
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 6, 2020
This train ride was incredible! I wasn't sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised! The train was comfortable and the staff were lovely; provided tea and coffee and refreshments were available for purchase. The car was equiped with wifi and was very comfortable. The trip itself was stunning and the countryside was absolutely beautiful. This is a must-do in Sri Lanka!
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How to get from Ella to Kandy

Travelling between Ella and Kandy 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 40,866 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,730.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 7 hours to travel between Ella and Kandy depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Ella and Kandy. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h 18m. Train does a much slower job and take about 6h 27m to reach Kandy.

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

Travelling between Ella and Kandy can be as cheap as LKR 2,730 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 40,866 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 Kandy ?

  • 1 by flight+taxi from Ella to Kandy starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel
  • 1 from Ella to Kandy starting from 06:40 Kandy until 11:57 Peradeniya

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

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

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 Kandy

Avro Travels and Tours, Ceylon Roots, 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 Kandy?

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