Nanu Oya to Ella

Nanu Oya to Ella

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Nanu Oya to Ella Schedule

Nanu Oya to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 01:56 - 04:21$ 11
Sri Lanka Railways Observation AC 09:25 - 13:24$ 20.60
Ella Odyssey Second Class 11:21 - 14:31$ 10.84
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:39 - 15:17$ 20.17
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 15:55 - 18:22$ 15.87

Transportation from Nanu Oya to Ella

Nanu Oya to Ella Destination Reviews

Really would of preferred the older authentic carriages, it was all too staged. Great trip all the same,
Train Second Class, Ella Odyssey, Apr 26, 2022
Everything worked very well and the tickets were brought to our hotel. Thanks a lot!
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 18, 2022
Nothing spoils the Nuwara Eliya - Ella train and the views you could see, but 12go and its service has nothing to do with it
Train #1126 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 7, 2022
The train coach should be marked with SCR if the seats are already reserved.
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 17, 2021
I opted to pay extra and have the tickets delivered to the first of the guest houses I stayed in. First you have to pay and wait for 12go to confirm they were able to get the tickets. It does leave you with a period of uncertainty and 12go could've been more proactive with their communication. I had to drop them an enquiry a couple of times for greater clarity on process and they did respond timely. Again they confirmed the tickets but didn't tell me when they would be delivered. Once more I contacted their customer service and was told they deliver the ticket five days before my arrival into Srilanka. After which there was no issues and they delivered on time as committed. Thus their service was good but required my repeated contact with their customer service to get to know what's going on for my own peace of mind. They also could have clarified the pdf was good enough and didn't need to be exchanged at the train station. I looked up on the web and found relevant information on this myself. All in all it would be great if they can have a clearly worded FAQ at the outset
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 21, 2020
Process of buying tickets was brilliant. I ordered them to be delivered to my hotel in Nanu Oya where we arrived the night before. I was nervous until we arrived - but no need the tickets were there. Train was excellent. Our seats were available and comfortable. Train arrived a few minutes late but we were kept informed at Nanu Oya. Would definitely use 12goasia again
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 5, 2020
Easy travel :)
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 4, 2020
Luxurious cabin and great service but the train was delayed by an hour so we missed a lot of the scenery due to the darkness.
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 18, 2020
We had a great time on our Vicroy Train Trip . We loved every minute
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 13, 2020
The trip was amazing. I am not sure I would buy again forehand since there was no problem purchasing the ticket on the same day (and it was 20 times cheaper). 1st class was the only one with air con and we appreciated that. Otherwise there is not much difference with second class.
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 12, 2019
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How to get from Nanu Oya to Ella

Travelling between Nanu Oya and Ella 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 USD 72.00 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 9.75.

How long does it take to get from Nanu Oya to Ella?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 4 hours to travel between Nanu Oya and Ella depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Nanu Oya and Ella. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 56m. Train does a much slower job and take about 3h 59m to reach Ella.

How much does it cost to get from Nanu Oya to Ella?

Travelling between Nanu Oya and Ella can be as cheap as USD 9.75 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as USD 72.00 if you buy a Stef Lanka 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 Nanu Oya and Ella ?

  • 14 from Nuwara Eliya to Ella starting from 01:56 Nanu Oya until 15:55 Nanu Oya

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

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


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 Nuwara Eliya and Ella

Ceylon Roots, 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.

What is the most popular transport to get from Nanu Oya to Ella?

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% Other