There are 3 ways to get from Badulla to Ella by train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Badulla to Elle Express Train / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Ella 12.6 miles

$11 - $14

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Badulla to Ella 12.6 miles

$1 - $3

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Badulla and arriving at Elle. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

More details

The distance between Badulla and Ella is 13 km. The road distance is 20.1 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Badulla to Ella without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs .

More details

The train from Badulla to Elle takes 53 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

More details

Badulla to Ella train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Badulla station.

More details

Badulla to Ella train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Elle station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Badulla to Ella is 20 km. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Badulla to Ella.

Get driving directions

There are 828+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Badulla to Ella.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 7.9 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Badulla, Sri Lanka and Ella, Uva, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Badulla to Ella 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 53 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Badulla to Elle
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Ella
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Italian Lakes: Getting around by train, Travelling to the US: What do I need to know? and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Where to next?