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There are 4 ways to get from Hambantota to Kandy by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Hambantota to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Kandy 155.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Hambantota to Kandy 155.1 miles

$18 - $28

Bus, fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ

$201 - $377

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 430 - Rs. 1000 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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

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The distance between Hambantota and Kandy is 141 km. The road distance is 248.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Kandy without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 42 min and costs Rs. 430 - Rs. 1000.

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

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hambantota to Kandy is 248 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Hambantota to Kandy.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1487+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hambantota to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 88.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 42 min

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.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
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
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 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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