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Expo Rail

No. 08 Mile Post Avenue, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Heart breathing Journey

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

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Tripenioys
,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Love the train

We had a great journey on the train to Ella although we had to wait 2/1/2 hrs after a derailment... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
231shirlthepearl
,
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good14%
  • Average38%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible8%
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“train journey” (5 reviews)
“single track” (2 reviews)
“air con” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No. 08 Mile Post Avenue, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed November 8, 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
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Reviewed August 14, 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

4  Thank 231shirlthepearl
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Reviewed May 8, 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
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Reviewed April 22, 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
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Reviewed April 10, 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
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Reviewed March 27, 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
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Reviewed March 16, 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
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Reviewed March 9, 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
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Reviewed March 6, 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

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

We booked this online, thinking it would be a great way of observing the fantastic views between Ella and Colombo. The carriage is old and worn down, looking NOTHING like the pictures on the homepage. The windows were small and we had to go backwards...More

2  Thank go_emmy
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Gabriele S
January 23, 2018|
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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
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nidameyer
December 18, 2017|
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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
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Jess B
September 26, 2017|
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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.
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