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There are 3 ways to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Kandy
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Polonnaruwa Colombo

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Taxi  •  3h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Kalkudah EP 189.6 km

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Kandy to Kalkudah EP 189.6 km
Kandy → Kalkudah EP
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kalkudah EP is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kalkudah EP is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kalkudah EP is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 26 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP is to bus and train which costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500 and takes 11h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP is to taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000 and takes 3h 22m.

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The distance between Kandy and Kalkudah EP is 124 km. The road distance is 189.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 5m and costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500.

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It takes approximately 11h 5m to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Kalkudah EP is 190 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Kandy to Kalkudah EP.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Kalkudah EP. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Kalkudah EP.
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  • Distance: 123.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 5m

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Kalkudah EP, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Kalkudah EP. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Fort Station, take the train to Polonnaruwa, then take the taxi to Kalkudah EP. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kalkudah EP.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
Rs. 260 - Rs. 300
Super Lux
Rs. 453
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Kalkudah EP
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Estimated price
Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000
Kandy Meter Taxi
+ 94 81 49 55 655
Kandy Budget Taxi
+ 94 71 21 08 210

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