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

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Fly  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI

$243 - $777

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Train, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32

$2 - $6

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Train, bus via Maharagama  •  9 h 44 min

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

$3 - $7

Taxi  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Kataragama 143.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Kataragama 143.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The distance between Kandy and Kataragama is 125 km. The road distance is 229.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Kataragama without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Kandy to Kataragama, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Kataragama is 229 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Kandy to Kataragama.

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

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There are 448+ hotels available in Kataragama. Prices start at $17 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 .

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Kataragama.
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  • Distance: 78 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Kandy to Kataragama twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 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 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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