There are 3 ways to get from Hambantota to Kandy by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. 32-1
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$3 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. 155.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. 155.1 miles

$18 - $28

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

There is no direct connection from Hambantota 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.

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
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Hambantota to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $4
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hambantota and Kandy is 141 km. The road distance is 248 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 950 and takes 10 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Hambantota to Kandy is to taxi which takes 4 h 3 min and costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 23000.

It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to get from Hambantota to Kandy, including transfers.