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

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

Bus, train via Godagama  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$11 - $17

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 / ...

$3 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Kandy 143.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kataragama to Kandy 143.2 miles

$17 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kataragama to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 1000 and takes 11 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kataragama to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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

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It takes approximately 9 h 53 min to get from Kataragama to Kandy, including transfers.

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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 taxi to Godagama, then take the train 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 Godagama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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