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There are 6 ways to get from Kandy to Tangalle by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle

$257 - $798

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Train, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Tangalle Bus Station 32-1

$2 - $5

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Fly to Koggala, taxi  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT
  2. Take a taxi from Koggala to Tangalle

$377 - $698

Train, bus via Maharagama  •  8 h 29 min

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

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Tangalle 180.2 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Tangalle 180.2 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Tangalle is to train and bus which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Tangalle is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 65000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Tangalle is 143 km. The road distance is 288.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Tangalle without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 29 min and costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Kandy to Tangalle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Tangalle is 288 km. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Kandy to Tangalle.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Katugastota Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 571+ hotels available in Tangalle. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1400.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Tangalle.
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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Tangalle. However, you can take the taxi to Katugastota airport, fly to Hambantota, then take the taxi to Tangalle. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Katugastota airport, fly to Koggala, then take the taxi to Tangalle.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
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
$1 - $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
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 Tangalle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Tangalle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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