There are 9 ways to get from Kandy to Matara by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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 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 - $7

Cheapest option

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

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 39 min

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

$3 - $7

Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Matara 156.8 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Matara 156.8 miles

$19 - $28

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

$67 - $257

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 - $824

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

$358 - $673

Fly Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa

$36 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Matara is to train which costs Rs. 270 - Rs. 900 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Matara is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h 20 min and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 42000.

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The distance between Kandy and Matara is 150 km. The road distance is 251 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Kandy to Matara, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Kandy to Matara via Maharagama, Pettah CTB, and Colombo Fort in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
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
$2 - $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 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 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Matara
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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