Travelling between Kandy 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 29,862 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,949.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 4 hours to travel between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 40m. Train does a much slower job and take about 3h 53m to reach Nuwara Eliya.
Travelling between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya can be as cheap as LKR 2,949 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 29,862 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 Kandy 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 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
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, Lakpura, 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