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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 96 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 96 miles

$11 - $17

Taxi, train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Rail Bus

$15 - $19

Fly  •  1 h 21 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$36 - $168

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 44 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 13 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 - $2
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 Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kalutara and Kandy is 109 km. The road distance is 154 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 650 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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

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 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Kalutara to Kandy, including transfers.