We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Heart breathing Journey

Expo rail is very Comfortable and cheaper Transport in Sri Lanka while travelling on Expo rail you... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Tripenioys
,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nice experience!

We travelled by Expo Rail Ella-Peradeniya 10.3.2017 at 11 am-6 pm, 1st class price 1800 Rs per... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
ElisaAnnukka
,
Finland
Read all 48 reviews
35
All photos (35)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good14%
  • Average37%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“train journey”(5 reviews)
“single track”(2 reviews)
“air con”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
28°
24°
Jul
28°
24°
Aug
28°
24°
Sep
Contact
No. 08 Mile Post Avenue, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Website
+94 11 4 225050
Reviews (48)
Filter reviews
44 results
Traveler rating
10
7
16
8
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
10
7
16
8
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstrain journeysingle trackair consri lankaellaticketsrsbritish
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Journey in to heart of Sri Lanka.. Affordable.. luxury.... amazing train ride... with super comfort....

3  Thank S R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Expo rail is very Comfortable and cheaper Transport in Sri Lanka while travelling on Expo rail you can enjoy Outside View because the track is in the Mountains.. Train Passing in Mountains .Traveler Can enjoy the wonders of Sri Lanka Specially Ella to Nuwara Eliya...More

1  Thank Tripenioys
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a great journey on the train to Ella although we had to wait 2/1/2 hrs after a derailment, Beautiful scenery and comfortable seats in 1st Class.....Seats were like aircraft seats that were able to be reversed or even sideways facing windows....People came through...More

7  Thank 231shirlthepearl
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We travelled by Expo Rail Ella-Peradeniya 10.3.2017 at 11 am-6 pm, 1st class price 1800 Rs per person. Don't expect the train to be modern but anyway the seats are comfortable, air con works and the service was absolutely great! Tea was served twice and...More

1  Thank ElisaAnnukka
Reviewed 22 April 2017

After a long I had gone for a train trip. I really had an enjoyable train journey in Sri Lanka with Expo Rail from Nanuoya to Haputale. What a scenic view to enjoy during this journey! I took a first class ticket. It was 2...More

Thank nafisahabib
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Do not expect luxury, but it a pleasantly enjoyable experience. You get a reserved seat, a small meal, adequate comfort and views. What more do you need for the price you pay? It has two friendly stewards who are exceptionally helpful. The toilets are well...More

1  Thank BazH11
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We read through the details on the website of Exporail and could not control the temptation of taking a train ride from Kandy to Colombo. It was a not so good decision. The first thing to note here is that, the route from Kandy to...More

5  Thank Suman B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Their website promises luxury travel in a beautiful, light and airy carriage. Reality is VERY different. Our carriage had tiny, dirty windows, filthy torn seats, broken AC, no wifi, no viewing platform (this was our main reason for booking), and our vegetarian meal was a...More

6  Thank Octopus-Fan
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

So when you do this train journey you will think , why did he give it 5 points? Well it was the novelty factor, it's not western first class by any standard, it's bumpy, it rocky but it's fun, remember the line is still the...More

Thank Buckleyp7
A TripAdvisor Member
159
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Meant to be luxury cabins but this was hardly the case. Standing on the platform looking at other cabins on the train, they were far less worn down and the interior was dirty and old. Food served was tasty and the cabin crew were helpful...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gabriele S
23 January 2018|
Answer
Response from Tripenioys | Reviewed this property |
Hello Dear. Gabriele I would to suggest you. Better you purchase the ticket day before your journey from any nearby train station. Because the official Expo rail website has been closed for some reason. Do not purchase... More
1
Vote
nidameyer
18 December 2017|
Answer
Response from Tripenioys | Reviewed this property |
Sound good ! You can take train from ella to nuwara eliya then. Nuwara eliya to kandy Hope you will enjoy the journey of train... I have real pictures of train journey from ella to nuwara eliya if you want to see them... More
0
Votes
Jess B
26 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Suman B | Reviewed this property |
Actually that could be a blessing in disguise :) You can absolutely avoid it. Very old and uncomfortable coaches, the window glasses are dirty. Rather take a road trip and enjoy the very scenic route to your hearts content.
1
Vote