There are 5 ways to get from Bentota to Kandy by 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

Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 43 min

  1. 111.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. 111.1 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi, train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Rail Bus

$34 - $42

Taxi, fly  •  1 h 33 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$56 - $192

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
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
Every 3 hours
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
Other operators
Taxi from Bentota to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bentota and Kandy is 120 km. The road distance is 178 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bentota to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 700 and takes 5 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Bentota to Kandy is to taxi and train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000.

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.

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