There are 5 ways to get from Kandy to Puttalam by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Kandy
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam Colombo

Rs. 292 - Rs. 394

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Train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Maradana Kandy / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam Colombo

Rs. 343 - Rs. 891

Taxi  •  2h 15m

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Puttalam 129.8 km

Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Kandy to Puttalam 129.8 km

Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2800

Fly, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Kandy (KDW) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDW - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam

Rs. 30334 - Rs. 79356

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Puttalam is to bus which costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 400 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kandy station to Puttalam. However, there are services departing from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station and arriving at Puttalam via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Puttalam. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Puttalam via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between Kandy and Puttalam is 121 km. The road distance is 129.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Puttalam without a car is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 400.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Kandy to Puttalam, including transfers.

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Kandy to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station.

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Kandy to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Kandy station.

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

You can take a bus from Kandy to Puttalam via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kandy to Puttalam via Colombo Fort in around 8h 4m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Kandy to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 28000 - Rs. 70000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Kandy to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 27000 - Rs. 75000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Maradana
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 280 - Rs. 440
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 280 - Rs. 370
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 310 - Rs. 440
Train from Colombo Fort to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
Rs. 60 - Rs. 460
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 290 - Rs. 390
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 330 - Rs. 460
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 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 140 - Rs. 190
Semi Lux
Rs. 190 - Rs. 230
AirCon
Rs. 270 - Rs. 310
Super Lux
Rs. 459
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 150 - Rs. 210
Semi Lux
Rs. 220 - Rs. 270
AirCon
Rs. 310 - Rs. 350
Super Lux
Rs. 523
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Estimated price
Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+ 94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site
Kandy Budget Taxi
Phone
+ 94 71 21 08 210
Website
kandybudgettaxi.com

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The best way to get from Kandy to Puttalam is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs Rs. 290 - Rs. 400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 900 and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Kandy Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Kandy to Puttalam bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Puttalam station.

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Kandy to Puttalam train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Puttalam station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Puttalam is 130 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Kandy to Puttalam.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Kandy Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Puttalam. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Kandy Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100.

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