There are 6 ways to get from Bentota to Kandy by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Aluthgama to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $4

5 alternative options

Taxi, train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Godagama
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$31 - $39

Taxi  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Kandy 111.1 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Bentota to Kandy 111.1 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$52 - $188

Train to Koggala, fly  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bentota to Habaraduwa
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ

$186 - $360

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Bentota to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Aluthgama and arriving at Kandy via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Bentota and Kandy is 120 km. The road distance is 177.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bentota to Kandy without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Bentota to Kandy, including transfers.

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Bentota to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Aluthgama station.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Bentota to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bentota to Kandy is 178 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Bentota to Kandy.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1467+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bentota to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 74.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Bentota to Kandy via Colombo Fort in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Aluthgama to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Godagama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Bentota to Habaraduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Bentota to Godagama
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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