The Kandy to Ella train journey is said to be one of the most scenic, epic train journeys  not only just in Sri Lanka but the world. This train ride is seven hours long and takes you through stunning landscapes of green and lush tea plantations and mountain views. The train trip between Kandy and Ella is one of the highlights of Sri Lanka.

The train trip Ella – Kandy, and Kandy – Ella is very popular, both among tourists and the locals. It is  highly recommend that you buy tickets well in advance. The train can get crowded so you definitely would want reserved seats.

First you should decide if you wanna stay the whole journey from Kandy to Ella or if you would get the train from Nuwara-Eliya.  The ride starting in Nuwara-eliya will only take about 3,5 hours to get to Ella.  The reverse starting from ELLA is also possible and is as magnificent as Kandy to Ella.

We recommend going for 2nd class and 1st class tickets. These wagons are equipped with fans to keep yourself cool during the ride.  Special tickets for the observation deck wagon can be purchased for the morning train. This wagon is equipped with special windows so that you can enjoy all the views to the fullest.

Due that many tourist have difficulties to buy tickets,  we have partnered up with Sri Lankan Railways to offer you the tickets online in advance.


Ella sri Lanka with mumuholidays

A must do on any Sri Lanka itinerary which is everyone’s favorite hill-country village, and the place to ease off the travel accelerator with a few leisurely days resting in your choice of some of the country’s best guesthouses. Ella has o much to offer temples, waterfalls, viewpoints, tea plantations.

Daily trains from Kandy  to Ella  at 08:47 am and 11:10 am. From Nuwara-Eliya To Ella  at 12:45 pm, 15:01 pm and 15:55 pm


temple Sri lanka Kandy Sacred tooth relic

This sacred Buddhist site, popularly known as the city of Senkadagalapura, was the last capital of the Sinhala kings whose patronage enabled the Dinahala culture to flourish for more than.It is also the site of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (the sacred tooth of the Buddha), which is a famous pilgrimage.

Daily trains from Ella to Kandy at 06:39 am and 09:23 am.


nuwara eliya  Sri lanka

Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British-country-village feel to it, with its colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows, pretty gardens and tea plantages. 

Daily trains from ella to Nuwara Eliya at 06:39 am, 09:23 am, 11:56 am and 18:50 pm. From Kandy to Ella at 08:42 am and 11:03 am.

We offer first class tickets and 2nd class tickets. Starting from 10 euro

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