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

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Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Kurunegala Station Talaimannar Pier to Colombo

Rs. 4507 - Rs. 5562

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4h 18m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Kandy 239.2 km

Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Mannar to Kandy 239.2 km

Rs. 3400 - Rs. 5000

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The cheapest way to get from Mannar to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 5000 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000 and takes 4h 18m.

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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 27m and costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m 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 18m to drive from Mannar to Kandy.

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There are 1191+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar to Kurunegala Station twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 370 - Rs. 600 and the journey takes 5h 45m.

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Taxi from Mannar to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Estimated price
Rs. 17000 - Rs. 21000

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