There are 6 ways to get from Colombo 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.

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$1 - $3

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kandy 73.4 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kandy 73.4 miles

$8 - $13

Taxi, train  •  54 min

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

$10 - $13

Fly to Katugastota  •  47 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$24 - $153

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Kandy

$52 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 380 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kandy is to fly which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 25000 and takes 47 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kandy is 96 km. The road distance is 117.5 km.

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The train from Colombo Fort to Kandy takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Kandy. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kandy every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Kandy 4 times a day.

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 Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
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
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 Colombo to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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