There are 5 ways to get from Kandy to Kalpitiya by train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Anuradhapura Rail Bus
  2. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya

$52 - $70

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya 7

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Maharagama  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya 7

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Kalpitiya 105.1 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Kalpitiya 105.1 miles

$12 - $19

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

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Kalpitiya. However, you can take the train to Anuradhapura then take the taxi to Kalpitiya. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kandy to Kalpitiya via Maharagama, Pettah CTB, and Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop in around 6 h 59 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
$2 - $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 - $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 Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kandy and Kalpitiya is 142 km. The road distance is 168 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Kalpitiya is to train and bus which costs Rs. 270 - Rs. 700 and takes 8 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Kandy to Kalpitiya is to taxi which takes 3 h 15 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000.

It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Kandy to Kalpitiya, including transfers.