There are 10 ways to get from Kandy to Matara by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Katugastota to Koggala  •  1 h 9 min

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

$361 - $675

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Train  •  6 h 19 min

  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 Katugastota to Hambantota, taxi  •  2 h 45 min

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

$277 - $823

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$64 - $254

Fly Katugastota to Weerawila, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Weerawila (WRZ) KDZ - WRZ
  2. Take the bus from Hambantota to Matara Bus Station

$357 - $671

Train via Maharagama  •  5 h 26 min

  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  •  6 h 44 min

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

$66 - $79

Train, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  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  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Matara 156.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  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 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Matara is to fly which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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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 6 h 19 min.

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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 5 h 26 min and costs Rs. 460 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min 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 1 h 9 min and costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 460 - Rs. 1100 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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

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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: 1 h 9 min

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

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

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
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 Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
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
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 Hambantota to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Wellawaya to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
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
5 h 10 min
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
2 h 8 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 1557+ 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 7 min and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1400.

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