Sri Lanka's Countryside is spectacular, with breathtaking landscape, stirring mountains, and rich green tea gardens, each more picture-perfect than the previous. Sri Lanka has it all, from spiritual Buddhist monasteries and temples to one-of-a-kind and idyllic locations, to make your vacation unforgettable! Ella will not disappoint you whether you are traveling with your significant other or planning a family trip! Let's have a look at the many routes to Ella.
One of the best ways to reach Ella is by train and the ride from Kandy to Ella is known to be one of the most beautiful in the world! While you can travel from Colombo to Ella by train, most train services don't follow the Kandy-Ella route, hence the best route would be Colombo-Badulla. The train ride from Colombo to Ella takes about 11 hours roughly. Approx. 1.4 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport, there's the Katunayake Airport Bus Station where a bus leaves for the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Terminal every half hour and takes about 45 minutes to reach there.
The Colombo Fort Train Station is 11 m walking distance from the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Terminal and there's a train every 4 hours to Ella, costing around 5-8 USD. The Colombo-Badulla train, operated by Sri Lanka Railways takes approx. 8-10 hours and few minutes, depending on what time of the day you leave from Colombo.