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

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Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Ella 86.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Ella 86.3 miles

$10 - $16

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kandy and arriving at Elle. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Ella is 65 km. The road distance is 138.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Ella without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs .

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The train from Kandy to Elle takes 6 h 27 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Ella is 138 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Kandy to Ella.

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

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Ella.
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  • Distance: 40.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kandy to Ella 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 6 h 27 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Elle
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Ella
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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