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

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Bus, taxi  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella 99 / ...
  3. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Kandy

$53 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$18 - $24

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 58m

  1. Take a taxi from Kalkudah to Kandy 96.9 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Kalkudah to Kandy 96.9 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$39 - $173

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kalkudah to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3000 and takes 2h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Kalkudah to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 12000 and takes 2h 58m.

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The distance between Kalkudah and Kandy is 136 km. The road distance is 155 km.

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The best way to get from Kalkudah to Kandy without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7h 58m and costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 13000.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Kalkudah to Kandy, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Kalkudah to Kandy is 155 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Kalkudah to Kandy.

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

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There are 1457+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kalkudah to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 58m

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

There is no direct connection from Kalkudah to Kandy. However, you can take the taxi to Puttalam, take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the bus to Avissawella, then take the taxi to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kalkudah to Kandy via Puttalam, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 8h 13m.

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 Colombo Fort to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
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 Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Avissawella to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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