There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) 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.

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Bus, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 187-E CMB to Colombo
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy 64.3 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy 64.3 miles

$7 - $12

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Kandy

$262 - $581

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$24 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 650 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy is to taxi which takes 1 h 58 min and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 8500.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kandy is 84 km. The road distance is 103 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kandy.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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