There are 4 ways to get from Kataragama to Kandy by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella 99 / ...
  3. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Kandy

$37 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Kandy 143.2 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kataragama to Kandy 143.2 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kataragama and Kandy is 125 km. The road distance is 229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kataragama to Kandy without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 11 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to get from Kataragama to Kandy, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kataragama to Kandy is 229 km. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Kataragama to Kandy.

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There are 1467+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 78 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 30 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kataragama to Kandy. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Pettah CTB, take the bus to Avissawella, then take the taxi to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kataragama to Kandy via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Colombo Fort in around 11 h 42 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Pettah CTB to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Avissawella to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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