There are 5 ways to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park by train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Haputale Express Train

$36 - $48

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park 122.6 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park 122.6 miles

$14 - $22

Fly to Hambantota  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI

$242 - $778

Fly to Weerawila, taxi  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Weerawila (WRZ) KDZ - WRZ
  2. Take a taxi from Weerawila to Udawalawe National Park

$367 - $683

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3500 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 44 min and costs Rs. 55000 - Rs. 110000.

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The distance between Kandy and Udawalawe National Park is 96 km. The road distance is 196 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park, including transfers.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 21 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air flies from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park once daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Haputale
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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