There are 7 ways to get from Kandy to Unawatuna by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Katugastota  •  47 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$352 - $664

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Train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maradana Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$2 - $5

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Taxi to Hatton, fly  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$55 - $243

Train via Maharagama  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$3 - $6

Train, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Unawatuna 139.2 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Unawatuna 139.2 miles

$16 - $25

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Unawatuna. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Unawatuna via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Unawatuna is 148 km. The road distance is 222.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Unawatuna without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 47 min to get from Kandy to Unawatuna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kandy to Unawatuna is to fly which takes 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 33 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Unawatuna is 223 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Kandy to Unawatuna.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Unawatuna.
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  • Distance: 92.6 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Kandy to Unawatuna once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kandy to Unawatuna via Maharagama, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 5 h 33 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Kandy to Maradana
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
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Hatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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There are 2858+ hotels available in Unawatuna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs .

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