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

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 21 min

  1. 86.1 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. 86.1 miles

$10 - $15

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Ella to Kandy 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Train from Elle to Kandy
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
3rd Class
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ella and Kandy is 65 km. The road distance is 138 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 140 - Rs. 480 and takes 6 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Ella to Kandy is to taxi which takes 2 h 21 min and costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Elle and arriving at Kandy. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

The train from Elle to Kandy takes 6 h 28 min including transfers and departs three times a day.