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

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Taxi to Sigiriya, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Jaffna (JAF)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Nittambuwa
  2. Take the bus from Nittambuwa to Kankesanturai

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Taxi to Colombo, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Colombo
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Jaffna (JAF)

Bus to Ratmalana, fly

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Ratmalana (RML) to Jaffna (JAF)

Train

  1. Take the train from Kurunegala Station to Kankesanturai

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Kankesanturai

Drive

  1. Drive from Kandy to Kankesanturai

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai is to bus which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1140 and takes 9h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 80000 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kandy station to Kankesanturai. However, there are services departing from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station and arriving at Kankesanturai via Nittambuwa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 33m.

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It is 288 km from Kandy to Kankesanturai. It is approximately 332.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3500.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai, including transfers.

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Kandy to Kankesanturai bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1140 and takes 9h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Jaffna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kandy to Kankesanturai bus services, operated by NCG Express, arrive at Kankesanturai station.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Kankesanturai.
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  • Distance: 287.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kurunegala Station to Kankesanturai 5 times a day. Tickets cost Rs. 470 - Rs. 800 and the journey takes 4h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kandy to Kankesanturai via Nittambuwa in around 9h 33m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 3200 - Rs. 70000
Flights from Colombo to Jaffna via Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 95000
FitsAir
Website
fitsair.com
Flights from Ratmalana to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 75000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
AirCon
Rs. 260 - Rs. 300
Super Lux
Rs. 453
Bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Nittambuwa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 140
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 140
Semi Lux
Rs. 120 - Rs. 150
AirCon
Rs. 180 - Rs. 210
Super Lux
Rs. 319
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Estimated price
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 6000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+ 94 81 49 55 655
Website
facebook.com
Kandy Budget Taxi
Phone
+ 94 71 21 08 210
Website
kandybudgettaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Kankesanturai is 333 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Kandy to Kankesanturai.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Jaffna Airport.

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