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

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Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Haputale Express Train

$36 - $47

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 46 min

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

$75 - $90

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 - $776

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

$366 - $681

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3600 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 costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Udawalawe National Park is 96 km. The road distance is 196.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park without a car is to train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 8000.

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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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The best way to get from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park is to train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 8000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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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 Udawalawe National Park is 196 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park.

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  • Distance: 59.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

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 and SriLankan Airlines fly from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park twice daily.

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 Weerawila
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 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
$1 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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