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There are 7 ways to get from Kandy to Galle by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly from Katugastota  •  53 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$354 - $667

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $5

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Taxi to Hatton, fly  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$57 - $245

Train via Maharagama  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$3 - $6

Train, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Galle 140.4 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Galle 140.4 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Galle is to fly which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Galle. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Galle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Galle is 147 km. The road distance is 224.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Galle without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Kandy to Galle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kandy to Galle is to fly which takes 53 min and costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 1100 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Galle.
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  • Distance: 92.1 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Kandy to Galle once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kandy to Galle via Maharagama, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 4 h 28 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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 Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Kandy to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Hatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Galle is 225 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Kandy to Galle.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2580+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 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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