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

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Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kalutara South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi, train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Godagama
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$14 - $18

Taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Kandy 96 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Kandy 96 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$34 - $165

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The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 700 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalutara to Kandy is to taxi and train which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3100 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kalutara to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Kalutara South and arriving at Kandy via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kalutara and Kandy is 109 km. The road distance is 153.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Kandy without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 700.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Kalutara to Kandy, including transfers.

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Kalutara to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Kalutara South station.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Kandy is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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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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Kalutara to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy station.

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Map of how to get from Kalutara to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 68 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Kalutara to Kandy via Colombo Fort in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Kalutara to Kandy 4 times a day.

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 Kalutara South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kalutara to Godagama
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalutara to Kandy is 154 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Kalutara 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 1490+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3000.

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