Nuwara eliya to Ella train journey is considered one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Therefore we facilitate our clients to book observation deck, luxury air conditioned compartment, 1st class AC compartment or 2nd class non AC reserved seats. The train starts from Colombo Fort Railway station and it takes about 6 1/2 hours approximately to reach Nuwara eliaya/Nanu oya Railway station where the scenic trip begins. The train would reach Ella approximately in 3 hours.
During the journey the train goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc.
Two luxury compartments serve food and beverages during the journey. This is the most comfortable way of taking this trip while the observation deck is also interesting but only last four seats have the best view. Recently introduced 1st class air conditioned compartment also a good option. 2nd Class reserved seats are the last option. Following is the summary of available compartments/seats,
- Two luxury air conditioned compartments operated by private sector – Need to book in advance. Food and beverages included in the fee
- Observation saloon (Non AC) – Need to book in advance
- 1st Class air conditioned – Need to book in advance
- 2nd Class (Non AC) – advance bookings guarantees a seat
At Sri Lankan Safest Driver, we are happy to help you arrange your train seats in advance without any extra cost.