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There are 5 ways to get from Gampaha to Kandy by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Kandy

$22 - $28

Cheapest option

Train  •  2h

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

$1 - $2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 40m

  1. Take a taxi from Gampaha to Kandy 57.3 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Gampaha to Kandy 57.3 miles

$6 - $10

Train, fly  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Dematagoda
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$21 - $153

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The cheapest way to get from Gampaha to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 300 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Gampaha to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 1h 40m.

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

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The distance between Gampaha and Kandy is 74 km. The road distance is 91.7 km.

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The best way to get from Gampaha to Kandy without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 6m and costs Rs. 3800 - Rs. 4900.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Gampaha to Kandy, including transfers.

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Gampaha to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Gampaha station.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Gampaha to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gampaha to Kandy is 92 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Gampaha to Kandy.

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  • Distance: 46.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

What companies run services between Gampaha, Western, Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Gampaha to Kandy every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Gampaha to Dematagoda
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Kandy
Ave. Duration
56m
Estimated price
$22 - $27

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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