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There are 6 ways to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Badulla Express Train / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Badulla to Arugam Bay

$51 - $68

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Haputale Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Pottuvil 35-1

$22 - $28

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 59m

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Arugam Bay 136.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Kandy to Arugam Bay 136.7 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  2h 38m

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Arugam Bay

$78 - $333

Fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Arugam Bay

$287 - $838

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 4200 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 60000 and takes 2h 38m.

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The distance between Kandy and Arugam Bay is 142 km. The road distance is 218.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay without a car is to train and taxi which takes 9h 16m and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 12000.

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It takes approximately 9h 16m to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Arugam Bay is 219 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Kandy to Arugam Bay.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Arugam Bay. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7m and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1400.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Arugam Bay.
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  • Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 16m

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the train to Badulla then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kandy to Arugam Bay via Haputale, Wellawaya, and Pottuvil in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $270
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Badulla
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Kandy to Haputale
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Wellawaya to Pottuvil
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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