Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

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12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 34m ride in train #1005
4.6+
15:14
Ella
Refundable Fastest
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Nuwara Eliya
2h 30m taxi ride
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Ella

From Nanu Oya to Ella by train

12:40
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
2h 34m ride in train #1005
4.6+
15:14
Ella

From Nuwara Eliya to Ella by Taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Nuwara Eliya
2h 30m taxi ride
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Ella

Transportation from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Nuwara Eliya to Ella destination reviews

PC
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 21, 2020
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
DS
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 5, 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
JE
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 4, 2020
Easy travel :)
RE
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 18, 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.
TM
train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 13, 2020
We had a great time on our Vicroy Train Trip . We loved every minute
CP
train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 12, 2019
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.
LS
train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 23, 2019
Tickets were delivered as promised. Everything went really smoothly. The train ride was so much fun!
HH
train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Nov 3, 2019
Perfect service! We got or tickets sent to our hotel so they were waiting for us in the reception when we checked in. Before going, I contacted 12go.asia customers service and got a response a just few minutes later. They even managed to book tickets on the right side of the train as we had wished for.
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How to get from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Travelling between Nuwara Eliya 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 LKR 37,788 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 Nuwara Eliya to Ella?

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

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Nuwara Eliya and Ella. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 2h. Train does a much slower job and take about 2h 34m to reach Ella.

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

Travelling between Nuwara Eliya and Ella can be as cheap as LKR 2,949 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 37,788 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 Nuwara Eliya and Ella ?

  • 1 from Nuwara Eliya to Ella starting from 12:40 Ella until 15:55 Ella

1 from Nuwara Eliya to Ella starting from 00:00 Ella until 00:00 Ella

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

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 Nuwara Eliya and Ella

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 Nuwara Eliya 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% bought a taxi ride