There are 7 ways to get from Katunayake to Kandy by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  4 h 15 min

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

$37 - $52

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $4

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Kandy 66 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Katunayake to Kandy 66 miles

$8 - $12

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Kandy

$262 - $576

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$22 - $155

Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  2 h

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) CMB - DWO
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy

$26 - $229

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Katunayake to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Katunayake South and arriving at Kandy via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Katunayake and Kandy is 84 km. The road distance is 105.6 km.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Kandy without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Katunayake to Kandy, including transfers.

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Katunayake to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Katunayake South station.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Katunayake to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katunayake to Kandy is 106 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Katunayake to Kandy.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Katunayake to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 52.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Katunayake to Kandy via Colombo Fort in around 4 h 33 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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
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
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
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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