Ella to Nuwara Eliya

Ella to Nuwara Eliya

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09:24
Ella
2h 38m ride in train #1006
4.8+
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Refundable Fastest
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Ella
2h 30m taxi ride
3
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Nuwara Eliya

From Ella to Nuwara Eliya by train

09:24
Ella
2h 38m ride in train #1006
4.8+
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya

From Ella to Nuwara Eliya by Taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Ella
2h 30m taxi ride
3
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Nuwara Eliya

Transportation from Ella to Nuwara Eliya

Ella to Nuwara Eliya destination reviews

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train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Mar 4, 2020
The train ride in itself is comfortable. The views are magnificient. However the tickets are very expensive. Reduce the ticket price or atleast provide lunch.
GH
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 6, 2020
We really enjoyed the trip on Viceroy II. Great scenery, comfortable travel, air con and well worth the cost.
AL
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 23, 2020
It was a nice trip and scenery was beautiful
CD
taxi Van 8pax, Stef Lanka Tours, Jan 4, 2020
We were 2 minibuses rather than one (for a party of 7 with lots of baggage), as the booked one had suffered a puncture. 12Go were quick to call about this to apologise though. The replacement buses were a bit old with AC not working, but the drivers were very friendly and got us to our destination efficiently. The booking experience was well handled by 12Go as they had been unable to book us train tickets for this journey but were able to sort us out minibus via their website instead. You do pay more by going through 12Go but this extra cost was justified in this instance by the convenience of the whole process
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How to get from Ella to Nuwara Eliya

Travelling between Ella 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 37,812 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 1,844.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 3 hours to travel between Ella and Nuwara Eliya depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Ella and Nuwara Eliya. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h. Train does a much slower job and take about 2h 50m to reach Nuwara Eliya.

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

Travelling between Ella and Nuwara Eliya can be as cheap as LKR 1,844 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 37,812 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 Nuwara Eliya ?

  • 1 from Ella to Nuwara Eliya starting from 09:24 Nanu Oya until 11:57 Nanu Oya

1 from Ella 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 Ella 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 Ella and Nuwara Eliya

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 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

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