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Kandy to Ella Train Ride


          The Kandy to Ella rail route is regarded as one of the greatest Routes for a train ride in the whole of Asia. Many travelers make this journey the highlight of there trip. Ella and Kandy are two of the most visited tourist locations in Sri Lanka, so naturally, 3rd class train coaches are very crowded. For Short journeys, 3rd or 2nd class is recommended. But for the entire journey from Kandy to Ella, it is recommended you prebook a 1st class or Observation Seat as you can lie back and relax on the comfortable seats and enjoy a spectacular view.


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          Having the freedom to hang on the outside of the train while you are traveling through hundreds of Tea estates are said to give you a feeling of complete freedom. This Train Ride is guranteed to give you a sense of Relaxation and leave you with a sense of Awe at Sri Lanka's True beauty. You will pass by some of Sri Lanka’s most notable attractions while taking this train including the unique Demodara Loop, Nine Arch Bridge, Liptons Seat and Nanu Oya.

Train Time Table

Kandy To Ella (Return)

DepartureTime (Hours) ArrivalTime (Hours) Train NumberTrain Type ClassAir ConditionedTicket Fare ($)
Kandy08.47Ella 15.14 1005 Express 2nd Class No 12
Kandy08.47 Ella 15.14 1005 Express 1st ClassYes 13 
Kandy 11.10 Ella 17.27 1015 Express 2nd Class No 12 
Kandy 11.10 Ella 17.27 1015 Express 1st Class Yes 13 
Ella06.40Kandy 12.381016 Express 2nd Class No 12 
Ella 06.40 Kandy 12.38 1016 Express 1st Class Yes 13 
Ella 09.24 Kandy 15.49 1006 Express 2nd Class No 12 
Ella 09.24 Kandy 15.49 1006 Express 1st ClassYes13

 Ella to Kandy

Your StationArrival TimeDeparture TimeDestination / TimeEnd Station / TimeFrequencyNameType
ELLE06:39:0006:40:00COLOMBO FORT   15:27:00KANDY   12:38:00DAILYUdarata MenikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd ClassThe train ends at COLOMBO FORT at 15:27:00Train No:  1016

ELLE09:23:0009:24:00COLOMBO FORT   18:57:00KANDY   15:51:00DAILYPodi menikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd ClassThe train ends at COLOMBO FORT at 18:57:00Train No:  1006

ELLE14:37:0014:39:00KANDY   23:38:00KANDY   23:38:00DAILY MIXED TRAINS
Available Classes: 2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at KANDY at 23:38:00Train No:  1596

Ticket Prices

Class NamePrice (Rs.)
2nd Class230.00
3rd Class125.00

Total Distance:  150.855 km