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

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Bus, train via Godagama  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$26 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 13 min

  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  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalkudah to Kandy 96.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Kalkudah to Kandy 96.9 miles

$11 - $17

Bus, fly  •  6 h 14 min

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

$39 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Kalkudah to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2900 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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

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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 train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs Rs. 4400 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min 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 30 min.

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

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1455+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $18 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: 6 h 21 min

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 taxi to Godagama, then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kalkudah to Kandy via Puttalam, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 8 h 13 min.

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 Godagama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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 Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Kalkudah to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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