There are 4 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 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Ella 172.2 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Ella 172.2 miles

$20 - $30

Taxi, fly  •  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

$343 - $543

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Ella is to night train and train which costs Rs. 490 - Rs. 1700 and takes 26 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Ella is to taxi which takes 4 h 52 min and costs Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Ella is 190 km. The road distance is 275 km.

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

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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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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
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
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $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
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Ella
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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