Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

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08:47
Kandy
3h 53m ride in train #1005
4.6+
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Refundable Fastest
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Kandy Any Hotel
3h taxi ride
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Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya

From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by train

08:47
Kandy
3h 53m ride in train #1005
4.6+
12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya

From Kandy Any Hotel to Nuwara Eliya by Taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Kandy Any Hotel
3h taxi ride
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Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya

Transportation from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya destination reviews

CB
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 24, 2020
Reserved 2nd class seats which were easy to find. Comfortable seats with fan in the carriage keeping it cool. Big window to see the view. Excellent train snacks!
SS
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Unfortunately, we were forced by COVID-19 restrictions to cancel our train journey. This review is based on the service that we received in purchasing the tickets only. I have scored the vehicle comfort as 4, even though we didn’t take the journey. The Sri Lankan Rail ticketing system makes purchasing advance tickets a bit of a lottery. We were apprehensive as our holiday centred on the train ride. We should not have worried, as the service and information provided by 12Go Asia was great. They answered our questions promptly and provided lots of useful advice. We will come to Sri Lanka next year and will certainly use 12Go Asia.
RM
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 8, 2020
Quite an experience and very picturesque.
TG
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 22, 2020
Loved our train ride journey , highly recommend for a unique experience.
RJ
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 30, 2020
A very comfortable carriage the staff were very good and the cup of tea was a bonus.
OA
Bus Local, Browns Tours, Jan 12, 2020
I was the only passanger, so I was taken by car instead of bus. Comfortable car and very nice and safe driver. Took us there much faster then by bus!
GC
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 7, 2020
We took this train after reading it was one of the most beautiful ones and that was true! The scenery is beautiful!!! The carriage is so pretty inside, outside could use paint as it is not at all as in the photos. On the negative side the train picked us up almost one hour late, and we lost 2 more hours on the way so all in all it took almost double the time (around 6hrs). Just beware not to have flights or anything booked immediately after, just in case.
AR
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Nov 25, 2019
The Viceroy II carriage interiors were amazing. Breathtaking scenery. Must do! The external facade could do with a lick of paint and the journey would be perfect if a few snacks were served on board besides the tea and coffee.
ML
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 20, 2019
Service is great and really well organised. I booked over a month in advance, so I wrote them to check what was the status and they answered immediately and very nicely. Got tickets delivered to hotel and received a confirmation message, so that I knew they were there. Rain ride was beautiful and certainly a highlight of our trip :)
GW
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 18, 2019
I would suggest that you do not waste valuable holiday time travelling to the Colombo office. Difficult to find, heavy traffic and Colombo is not such a nice place. Pay the extra and have the tickets posted to your hotel. This is one of the best train rides you will experience. :)
RB
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 16, 2019
Really easy, great service
GJ
train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 12, 2019
The trip was great I will use 12Go again
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How to get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

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.

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

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.

How much does it cost to get from Kandy to 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.

How many trips per day are there between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya ?

  • 1 from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya starting from 08:47 Nanu Oya until 12:31 Nanu Oya

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.

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 Kandy and Nuwara Eliya

Avro Travels and Tours, 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 Kandy 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