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

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Train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$8 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kitulgala to Ella 83.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kitulgala to Ella 83.8 miles

$10 - $15

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The distance between Kitulgala and Ella is 70 km. The road distance is 134.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kitulgala to Ella without a car is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Kitulgala to Ella, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kitulgala to Ella is 134 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Kitulgala 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 Kitulgala to Ella.
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  • Distance: 43.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kitulgala to Ella 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Train from Watawala to Elle
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
3rd Class
2nd Class
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Kitulgala to Ella
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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