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There are 8 ways to get from Kandy to Matara by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Koggala  •  1h 9m

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

$49 - $295

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Train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$2 - $5

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Fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Matara

$277 - $818

Train via Maharagama  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$3 - $6

Taxi, bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Wellawaya
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station 35-3 / ...

$64 - $77

Train, bus  •  8h 58m

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

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  3h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Matara 156.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Kandy to Matara 156.8 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Matara is to train which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900 and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Matara is to fly which costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 55000 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Matara. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Kamburugamuwa via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 19m.

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The distance between Kandy and Matara is 150 km. The road distance is 250.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Matara without a car is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 1h 9m to get from Kandy to Matara, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kandy to Matara is to fly which takes 1h 9m and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 55000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 1100 and takes 5h 26m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Matara.
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  • Distance: 93.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 9m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Kandy to Matara once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kandy to Matara via Maharagama, Maharagama, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 5h 26m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41m
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 Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
2h 37m
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 Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Matara
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Matara is 251 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Kandy to Matara.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7m and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1400.

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