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There are 4 ways to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park by train, bus, taxi or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kurunegala Station to Trincomalee Station

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Nittambuwa
  2. Take the bus from Nittambuwa to 04 kanuwa

2 alternative options

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Trincomalee (TRR)

Taxi to Colombo, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Colombo
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Trincomalee (TRR)
Kandy → Pigeon Island National Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pigeon Island National Park is 1912.

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The social distance requirement in Pigeon Island National Park is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park is to bus which costs Rs. 1060 - Rs. 1100 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 70000 and takes 2h 29m.

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The distance between Kandy and Pigeon Island National Park is 170 km.

The best way to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3300.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 1060 - Rs. 1100 and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Trincomalee Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Sigiriya Airport to Trincomalee Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Pigeon Island National Park. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park.
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  • Distance: 170.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Pigeon Island National Park, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kurunegala Station to Trincomalee Station once daily. Tickets cost Rs. 360 - Rs. 600 and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kandy to Pigeon Island National Park via Nittambuwa and 04 kanuwa in around 8h 29m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 45000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 45000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Nittambuwa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 140
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 140
Semi Lux
Rs. 120 - Rs. 150
AirCon
Rs. 180 - Rs. 210
Super Lux
Rs. 319
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Nittambuwa to 04 kanuwa
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 954
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Estimated price
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 6000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+ 94 81 49 55 655
Website
facebook.com
Kandy Budget Taxi
Phone
+ 94 71 21 08 210
Website
kandybudgettaxi.com

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