There are 4 ways to get from Ampara to Kandy by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Ampara to Wellawaya 35-1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Haputale to Kandy Express Train

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ampara to Kandy 120.6 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Ampara to Kandy 120.6 miles

$14 - $22

Taxi, fly  •  2 h

  1. Take a taxi from Ampara to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ

$269 - $447

What companies run services between Ampara, Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Ampara to Kandy. However, you can take the bus to Wellawaya, take the taxi to Haputale, then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kandy.

SriLankan Airlines
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Train from Haputale to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
3rd Class
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Ampara to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
$1 - $3
Super Lux
Other operators
Taxi from Ampara to Kandy
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ampara and Kandy is 115 km. The road distance is 193 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ampara to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3400 and takes 3 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Ampara to Kandy is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 75000.

It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to get from Ampara to Kandy, including transfers.