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There are 3 ways to get from Mannar to Kandy by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Kurunegala Long Distance

$24 - $34

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4h 16m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Kandy 149.5 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Mannar to Kandy 149.5 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Mannar to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4500 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 4h 16m.

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The distance between Mannar and Kandy is 203 km. The road distance is 239.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar to Kandy without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs Rs. 4200 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Mannar to Kandy, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar to Kandy is 239 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Mannar to Kandy.

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There are 1457+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar to Kandy once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 5h 46m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Train from Mannar to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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