There are 3 ways to get from Kandy to Bandarawela by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Bandarawela Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Bandarawela 78.7 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Bandarawela 78.7 miles

$9 - $14

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kandy and arriving at Bandarawela. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Bandarawela is 65 km. The road distance is 125.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Bandarawela without a car is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs .

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The train from Kandy to Bandarawela takes 5 h 56 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Bandarawela is 126 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Kandy to Bandarawela.

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There are 840+ hotels available in Bandarawela. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Bandarawela.
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  • Distance: 40.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kandy to Bandarawela 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 56 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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