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

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Train  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Weligama to Fort Station Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Elle Colombo

Rs. 560 - Rs. 1171

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 29m

  1. Take a taxi from Weligama to Ella 179.3 km

Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Weligama to Ella 179.3 km

Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3800

Weligama → Ella
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The cheapest way to get from Weligama to Ella is to train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 1200 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Weligama to Ella is to taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Weligama to Ella. However, there are services departing from Weligama and arriving at Elle via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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The distance between Weligama and Ella is 121 km. The road distance is 179.3 km.

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The best way to get from Weligama to Ella without a car is to train which takes 11h 55m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 1200.

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It takes approximately 11h 55m to get from Weligama to Ella, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Weligama to Ella is 179 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Weligama to Ella.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Ella. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Weligama to Ella.
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  • Distance: 121.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 55m

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

You can take a train from Weligama to Ella via Fort Station in around 11h 55m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Train from Weligama to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 480
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3rd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 400
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 340 - Rs. 480
3rd Class
Rs. 130
2nd Class
Rs. 240
Train from Fort Station to Elle
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 430 - Rs. 700
Book at
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 430 - Rs. 600
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 700
Other operators
Taxi from Weligama to Ella
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Estimated price
Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000
Kandy Meter Taxi
+94 81 49 55 655

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