There are 6 ways to get from Kandy to Yala National Park by train, taxi, car or plane

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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

$71 - $93

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Taxi  •  5 h 19 min

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

$100 - $120

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Yala National Park 167.2 miles

$20 - $30

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

$307 - $858

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

$427 - $758

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

$362 - $537

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Yala National Park is to drive which costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 5000 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 costs Rs. 70000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Kandy and Yala National Park is 143 km. The road distance is 267.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Yala National Park without a car is to train and taxi which takes 9 h 55 min and costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000.

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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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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 Yala National Park is 267 km. It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to drive from Kandy to Yala National Park.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $100 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 Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 89.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 55 min

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 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
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
$70 - $90

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