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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Ella to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Valaichchenai

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  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Valaichchenai


  1. Drive from Ella to Valaichchenai

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Valaichchenai is to bus and train which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 1900 and takes 14h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Valaichchenai is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000 and takes 3h 2m.

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The distance between Ella and Valaichchenai is 126 km. The road distance is 178.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Valaichchenai without a car is to bus and train which takes 14h 26m and costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 1900.

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It takes approximately 14h 26m to get from Ella to Valaichchenai, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Valaichchenai is 178 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Ella to Valaichchenai.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Valaichchenai.
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  • Distance: 125.9 km
  • Duration: 14h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Ella to Valaichchenai. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Fort Station, then take the train to Valaichchenai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Valaichchenai.

Train operators
Bus operators
Superline Travels
Bus from Ella to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 1060
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Valaichchenai
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Estimated price
Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000
Ella Budget Taxi
+94 77 07 89 383
+94761 300 309

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