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There are 3 ways to get from Kandy to Pinnawala by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Haputale Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haputale to Balangoda 99 / ...

$8 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Pinnawala 74 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Pinnawala 74 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Pinnawala is to train and bus which costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2000 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Pinnawala is to taxi which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Pinnawala is 63 km. The road distance is 118.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Pinnawala without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 40 min and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Kandy to Pinnawala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Pinnawala is 118 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Kandy to Pinnawala.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Pinnawala. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Pinnawala.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Pinnawala. However, you can take the train to Haputale, take the walk to Haputale, take the bus to Balangoda, then take the taxi to Pinnawala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Pinnawala.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Haputale
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Haputale to Balangoda
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Pinnawala
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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