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Train Tours

Ella, Sri Lanka
About Train Tours
We provide opportunity to travel up-country of Sri Lanka by train with amazing offers & facilities for an affordable price. As we are advised by a Station Master, Ashendra Dissanayake and World Guide Award Winning Novel Bruno. We can provide our customers, a comfortable & trusted service in railway journeys. Our tour packages are designed to give you the maximum outcome for what you pay.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hersonissos train tour, a pleasant and picturesque ride which visits Old Hersonissos, the Port and some Beautiful beaches, you can hop on and hop off too ! Unusual on the little train as normally a round trip. Old town lovely, full of lovely little streets...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sezzyloulou
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took train from Nanu Oya to Ella which was high on our Sri Lanka bucket list. Originally told we didn't have first class tickets so unsure what we had through travel company booking. The train arrived over half hour late and indeed our tickets...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kiwis24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great train ride for the price of $5 but make sure you book well in advance and it pays to get on at Kandy as through out the trip they double booked and people were left without seats. Book 2nd class not 1st or 3rd...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Anneke1502
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train from Kandy to Nanu Oya is rickety and not overly clean. It travels at speed in parts and makes for a pretty scary trip, so avoid looking down the many steep gorges. Vendors supply a variety of foods, the samosas are terrific. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chickerdees
Reviewed April 26, 2019

I am a rail buff but we both enjoyed our train journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. We went from Nuwara Ellya to Ella, about three hours. We did not want to do a longer journey from Kandy. We were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nosmo-king-1948
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Not to be mistaken for a bad review of the tour...but a warning to anyone looking to go...book at least a month in advance to be sure of getting tickets. Then, once you do have them, pester the ticket office for regular updates on your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 201terryc
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This was a highly anticipated train ride for our family. We all enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful views, countless shades of green, all amazing! A few important points to keep in mind; - Reserve seats 2nd class reserved or first class, well in advance. - Pack...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank impermos
Reviewed April 6, 2019

We travelled by bus to the nearby train station of Nanu-Oya to "enjoy" the famous train ride to Kandy. It was interesting watching the locals at the station whilst we waited for our train. Our first class ride ended up as Reserved Third Class in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Book Ahead is a must. We booked 30 days ahead which is the earliest you can book - even then the tour companies seem to get first choice. Still we managed to get reserved first class which was a comfortable journey. The scenery was there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KLG62
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

The train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was supposed to be a highlight of our trip, but it turned out to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. We turned up at the ticket booth at Nanu Oya station and asked for reserved tickets, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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August 18, 2019|
Response from KLG62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi i've responded to your question, please check your mailbox.
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April 17, 2019|
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Response from RussellFeedMe | Reviewed this property |
We booked tickets at Hikkaduwa station as we were staying nearby. Maybe other stations can sell advance tickets too?
April 5, 2019|
Response from KLG62 | Reviewed this property |
We did Nuwara Eliya to Ella as it is one of the most picturesque train journeys in Sri Lanka. It was only a short section of about 3 hours which was good, you should try and get a train early in the day as mist can roll in... More