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Travel by train along one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the world from Kandy to Ella
Experience an authentic ride and chat with the locals
Watch tea pickers on the endless plantations
On the train ride from Kandy to Ella, you will swap your driver with a train driver and experience an unforgettable and multi-faceted journey on Sri Lanka's most popular public transport.
The railway line through the Sri Lankan highlands is a relic from colonial times when the English brought tea to the coast to export it to the kitchens of Europe. You can still watch the tea pickers at work today while the train slowly chugs past seemingly endless plantations, tranquil villages, and old temples.
During the journey, you will get to know the locals on the train and roadside. The locals never get tired of waving to you and the other passengers with a smile on their faces.
You don't have to worry about your luggage during this experience. Your driver will take it to Ella, where you will be picked up again after your arrival.
Closest city: Kandy
Closest airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Duration of the trip: 3-6 hours
Round-trip transfer from/to your booked hotel in Kandy/Ella/Nuwara Eliya
Train ride from Kandy to Ella/Nuwara Eliya
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
Personal expenses and tips
Can only be booked in combination with a round trip/accommodation
We recommend a journey with a seat reservation in the 2nd class. There the windows can be opened, and you can take beautiful photos in the pleasant wind. If you wish for a more comfortable journey, we recommend 1st class with air conditioning. However, the windows cannot be opened there.
Your guide will take you to the platform in Kandy and pick you up in Nuwara Eliya/Ella. There is no guide with you during the train journey.
The same price applies to the 1st and 2nd classes.
If you get off at Nuwara Eliya, the same price also applies.
The drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes about 3 hours.
The drive from Kandy to Ella takes about 6 hours.