There are 5 ways to get from Trincomalee to Ella by night train, train, taxi, car or plane

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Night train, train  •  26 h 25 min

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

$3 - $10

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Taxi  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Ella 172.2 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Ella 172.2 miles

$20 - $30

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  5 h 34 min

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

$338 - $528

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Ella

$480 - $965

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Trincomalee to Ella. However, there are services departing from Trincomalee and arriving at Elle via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 25 min.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Ella is 190 km. The road distance is 275.5 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Ella without a car is to night train and train which takes 26 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 26 h 25 min to get from Trincomalee to Ella, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Ella is 275 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Trincomalee to Ella.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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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 Trincomalee to Ella.
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 25 min

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

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

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Elle
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
Frequency
4 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 Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Ella
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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