There are 8 ways to get from Kandy to Negombo 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  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Gampaha Express Train / ...

$11 - $15

Cheapest option

Train via Colombo Fort  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$5 - $7

6 alternative options

Train, line 99 bus, bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Maharagama to Pettah CTB 99
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station

$6 - $10

Train via Maharagama  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$6 - $9

Taxi  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Negombo 65.6 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Negombo 65.6 miles

$7 - $12

Fly Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO

$45 - $286

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$263 - $601

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kandy to Negombo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Kandy to Negombo twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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 Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 Maharagama to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$1
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Katunayake Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Negombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kandy and Negombo is 89 km. The road distance is 105 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 750 - Rs. 1200 and takes 4 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Kandy to Negombo is to fly which takes 1 h 12 min and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 46000.

It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Kandy to Negombo, including transfers.