Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

The best of Sri Lanka, in my opinion, was the train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. There are buses with regular service from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. However, they take an alternate shorter route, which can never equal the scenic experience of the train ride. Why miss all the fun?

You would need to board a train at Peradeniya Station, which is about 7 Km from Kandy and alight at Nanu Oya, which is also at a distance of 6 Km from central Nuwara Eliya.  Do not miss your train ticket. We came across a ticket inspector at the exit of Nanu Oya, who demanded for the tickets.

Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya - Peradeniya Station
Peradeniya Train Junction
Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya - Peradeniya Station
Peradeniya Railway Station

There are three options to take train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Boarding point: Peradeniya Station)

The private run trains are comfy but expensive. You could book the tickets online and in-advance for the private run trains. The private run trains are air-conditioned, which means, you would be enclosed in the coaches, only to look through the glass windows! Schedule below for both trains for your convenience…

Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya - Rail Expo Timings
Rail Expo Timings
Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya - rajdhani-schedule
Rajdhani-schedule

The best way to travel is to get the train ticket at the counter on the day of travel and travel by 2nd class coach. The 2nd class coach offers spectacular views of the lush green tea estates, waterfalls, dam and the mountains all along the journey. Moreover, it offers an opportunity to mingle with the locals. Make sure you get a window seat to enjoy the spectacular views at ease!

Few Pics below from our journey…

More Pics from our Journey…

1 Comment Train Ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

  1. Kat March 22, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I LOVE Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, I didn’t go to Nuwara Eliya, hence I didn’t have the opportunity to experience the Kandy-Nuwara Eliya train journey. However, I did take the train from Colombo to Kandy. I have been to Sri Lanka twice, wouldn’t mind returning to this beautiful island for the third time 🙂 Cheers!

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