There are 6 ways to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy by taxi, train, 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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Taxi, train  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Godagama
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy 78.9 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy 78.9 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to Katugastota  •  52 min

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

$24 - $154

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  2 h 2 min

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

$52 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 170 - Rs. 550 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy is to taxi and train which takes 50 min and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 1900.

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The distance between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and Kandy is 98 km. The road distance is 126 km.

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Mount Lavinia and arriving at Kandy via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 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 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 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 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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Godagama
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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