Nuwara Eliya to Ella

Nuwara Eliya to Ella

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2h 30m

From LKR 11,600

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Schedule

Nuwara Eliya to Ella Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 10,571
Ceylon Roots Van 6pax Any timeLKR 9,194

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 (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 (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.
ES
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 21, 2019
We could only find information that said there was only 1st class or 3rd class tickets for the trains - at ~9am & MD; & not possible to reserve on 3rd class; so we prepurchased 1st class tickets - dull trip in over air conditioned carriage that was a constant thoroughfare for 2nd class to go forward to the loo & for a smoke. As noted, there actually was a 2nd class option, a much nicer way to travel. And, there was a train at ~11am - which didn’t seem to appear on available online timetables. Views lovely on on left hand side of train but not better than NE train to Ella; luggage storage a problem in 1st class
YY
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 25, 2019
A lovely train trip.
TF
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 24, 2019
Although we had to wait more than 1hour at nanu oya for the train it worths the time, nice view beautiful mountains, polite staff.
JB
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 9, 2019
The seats selected by 12go Asia for us were excellent - correct side of train and in first class carriage everything was perfect and as usual 12 go Asia have done a great job The trip was amazing so much to see and we would definitely book with 12go Asia for all our train tickets in the countries they serve
SE
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Sep 6, 2019
Very expensive tickets compared to the price paid if bought locally in Sri Lanka. Also paying $10 USD to have them mailed to a hotel is a rip off. Wouldn't use them again.
SA
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 19, 2019
Customer Service from 12go was amazing and I definitely recommend 12go.
MN
Train #1007 Second Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 11, 2019
Wonderful trip from Nanuoya to Ella. Jungle, tea plantation, mountains and villages seen from the window. Seat reservation, in spite of being expensive, is worth.
C
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 5, 2019
Great service, tickets delivered to hotel as requested. Recommend anyone to use them. Australia
EB
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jul 14, 2019
We booked our 2nd class reserve seats one month in advance. We paid for the tickets to be delivered to our hotel in Negombo. We had good email communication when we booked, and the tickets were waiting for us at the hotel. I was a bit worried about the process, but everything worked perfectly, and the train journey was amazing!!!
IA
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jun 20, 2019
We had the two seats in the back of the train that don't sit next to a window. Eventhough this is one of the most scenic train rides, it doesn't matter if you can't see. 12 go Asia service and communication was good.
CM
Train #1005 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 22, 2019
A must do ????sooo beautiful fantastic experience
GJ
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 9, 2019
Beautiful scenery Train was on time Carriages are filthy
EW
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Jan 30, 2019
Awesome journey!!
SK
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 21, 2019
Everything was perfect.
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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 44,876 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,720.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 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 56m. 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 2,720 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 44,876 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, Ceylon Roots, 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

  • 100% took a train