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Nuwara Eliya to Ella Train Ride (vise versa)

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About

The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was one of our favorites ever train rides on our travels. Train power-ups through the Srilanka's southern hill country. Through the tea plantations into the clouds and then weaves in an out of various mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Ella.

Nuwara Eliya: Welcome to little England
Our journey began at Nuwara Eliya, a city at the heart of Sri Lanka’s popular tea industry, surrounded by many tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is nicknamed “Little England” because It was established by the British in the 1840s as a as a base for the colonialists and still retains some of the British quirks,
like the famous red post box. Another very British influence in the area is Tea. Large numbers of plantations surrounding Nuwara Eliya account for a larger chunk of this famous tea exporting

The Train Ride From Nuwara Eliya To Ella
This is just an amazing train ride to experience in our country.because of the incredible views across the southern Sri Lankan hill country as the train passes in and out of numerous mountain tunnels through tea plantations, eucalyptus forests and nearby villages. The low lying clouds add to the beautiful scenery.

 
Your StationArrival TimeDeparture TimeDestination / TimeEnd Station / TimeFrequencyNameType
NANUOYA03:03:0003:11:00BADULLA   07:10:00ELLE   06:05:00DAILYNight MailNight Mail Train
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at BADULLA at 07:10:00Train No:  1045

NANUOYA08:54:0009:18:00BADULLA   13:53:00ELLE   12:31:00DAILY MIXED TRAINS
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at BADULLA at 13:53:00Train No:  1126

NANUOYA12:40:0012:45:00BADULLA   16:06:00ELLE   15:14:00DAILYPodi MenikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at BADULLA at 16:06:00Train No:  1005

NANUOYA14:45:0014:50:00BADULLA   18:22:00ELLE   17:16:00DAILYUdarata MenikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at BADULLA at 18:22:00Train No:  1015

NANUOYA15:50:0015:51:00BADULLA   19:17:00ELLE   18:22:00DAILY1007EXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at BADULLA at 19:17:00Train No:  1007
 

Ticket Prices

Class NamePrice (Rs.)
2nd Class110.00
3rd Class60.00

Total Distance:  64.536 km
 
 

Ella to Nuwara Eliya 

 
ELLE06:39:0006:40:00COLOMBO FORT   15:27:00NANUOYA   09:16:00DAILYUdarata MenikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at COLOMBO FORT at 15:27:00Train No:  1016

ELLE09:23:0009:24:00COLOMBO FORT   18:57:00NANUOYA   11:58:00DAILYPodi menikeEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at COLOMBO FORT at 18:57:00Train No:  1006

ELLE11:56:0011:57:00COLOMBO FORT   21:10:00NANUOYA   14:35:00DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at COLOMBO FORT at 21:10:00Train No:  1008

ELLE14:37:0014:39:00KANDY   23:38:00NANUOYA   18:42:00DAILY MIXED TRAINS
Available Classes: 2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at KANDY at 23:38:00Train No:  1596

ELLE18:50:0018:51:00COLOMBO FORT   05:17:00NANUOYA   22:08:00DAILYNight MailEXPRESS TRAIN
Available Classes: 1st Class ,  2nd Class ,  3rd ClassTrain ends at COLOMBO FORT at 05:17:00Train No:  1046

Ticket Prices

Class NamePrice (Rs.)
2nd Class110.00
3rd Class60.00

Total Distance:  64.536 km

Things To Do

  • Cost of the train ticket from Nuwara Eliya to Ella

The closest train station to Nuwara Eliya is Nanu Oya, around 8km away from Nuwara Eliya.

The distance from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is only around 60 kilometers, but the journey itself takes around 3-4 hours because it has to cross many mountain ranges.

  • Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

            Nuwara Eliya is a quiet little town but has a great variety of places to stay. The ones that stood out the most for us were:

  • Heritance tea factory
  • Sicier wildness homestay.
  • Heidi's Home.
  • Where to stay in EllaElla is a great base for trekking the surrounding hills and waterfalls. The place is beautiful and wherever you choose to stay, you will get amazing views.The Secret Ella.Zion viewChamodya Homestay