There are 6 ways to get from Katunayake to Kandy by bus, taxi, train, 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

Bus, taxi, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Godagama
  3. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Kandy 66 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Katunayake to Kandy 66 miles

$8 - $12

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

$23 - $155

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 - $581

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katunayake to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 190 - Rs. 600 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katunayake to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 8500 and takes 2 h 2 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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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Katunayake to Kandy, including transfers.

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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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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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
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 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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Godagama
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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