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There are 7 ways to get from Kandy to Bentota by night train, train, taxi, car or plane

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Night train, train via Maharagama  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Bentota Colombo Commuter / ...

$3 - $5

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Night train, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Asgiriya to Maradana Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Maradana to Aluthgama Colombo Commuter / ...

$2 - $4

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Night train, taxi  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take a taxi from Maharagama to Bentota

$30 - $42

Taxi  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Bentota 111.3 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Bentota 111.3 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  2. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Bentota

$62 - $308

Fly to Koggala, train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT
  2. Take the train from Koggala to Bentota

$348 - $660

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Bentota is to night train and train which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 750 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Bentota is to night train and taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Bentota. However, there are services departing from Asgiriya and arriving at Aluthgama via Maradana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Bentota is 120 km. The road distance is 178.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Bentota without a car is to night train and train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 950.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Bentota is 178 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Kandy to Bentota.

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  • Distance: 74.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Bentota. However, you can take the night train to Maharagama, take the line 99 bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Bentota. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kandy to Bentota via Maradana in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Asgiriya to Maradana
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Maradana to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Koggala to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Maharagama to Bentota
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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

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There are 702+ hotels available in Bentota. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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

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