There are 4 ways to get from Ella to Trincomalee by train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, night train  •  26 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$2 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Trincomalee 171.9 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Trincomalee 171.9 miles

$20 - $30

Taxi, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$445 - $730

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Ella to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Trincomalee via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 23 min.

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The distance between Ella and Trincomalee is 190 km. The road distance is 275.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Trincomalee without a car is to train and night train which takes 26 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 26 h 23 min to get from Ella to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Trincomalee is 275 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Ella to Trincomalee.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 23 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ella to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Polgahawela then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Polgahawela to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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