There are 6 ways to get from Kandy to Yala 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.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Kital Elle Express Train / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kital Elle to Yala National Park

$76 - $98

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park 167.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Yala National Park 167.2 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Katugastota to Weerawila, taxi  •  4 h 30 min

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

$432 - $769

Fly Katugastota to Hambantota, taxi  •  4 h 47 min

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

$312 - $869

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Weerawila, taxi  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Weerawila (WRZ) NUF - WRZ
  3. Take a taxi from Weerawila to Yala National Park

$368 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Yala National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4700 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Yala National Park is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 30 min and costs Rs. 65000 - Rs. 130000.

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The distance between Kandy and Yala National Park is 143 km. The road distance is 267 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to get from Kandy to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Kandy to Yala National Park. However, you can take the train to Kital Elle then take the taxi to Yala National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Yala National Park.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Hatton to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
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 Kital Elle
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Kital Elle to Yala National Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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