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

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Train  •  2 h

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

$1 - $2

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Mirigama
  2. Take the train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
  3. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Kandy

$24 - $30

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gampaha to Kandy 57.3 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Gampaha to Kandy 57.3 miles

$6 - $10

Train, fly  •  2 h 29 min

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

$22 - $154

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

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

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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 2 h.

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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 which takes 2 h and costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 300.

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The train from Gampaha to Kandy takes 2 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Gampaha to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 46.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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 2 h.

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 Gampaha to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Mirigama
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Mirigama to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Gampaha to Dematagoda
Ave. Duration
44 min
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
56 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28

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