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There are 5 ways to get from Kandy to Trincomalee by train, taxi, night train, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Medawachchiya Rail Bus
  2. Take a taxi from Medawachchiya to Trincomalee

$36 - $53

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Train, night train  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Polgahawela Local Trains / ...
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$1 - $8

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Taxi  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Trincomalee 114.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Trincomalee 114.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$397 - $673

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 220 - Rs. 1400 and takes 19 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Trincomalee is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Trincomalee via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 53 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Trincomalee is 156 km. The road distance is 183.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Trincomalee without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 44 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 9500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Kandy to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Trincomalee is 183 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Kandy to Trincomalee.

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  • Distance: 97.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Medawachchiya then take the taxi to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kandy to Trincomalee via Polgahawela and Polgahawela in around 19 h 53 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Medawachchiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Kandy to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Night train from Polgahawela to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Medawachchiya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$35 - $50
SR Rent A Car
Phone
+94 11 2 960830
Website
srilankarentacar.com
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Trincomalee. 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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