There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Kandy by train, taxi, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 42 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 / ...

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Kandy 65.3 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Kandy 65.3 miles

$7 - $12

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$34 - $165

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  2 h 16 min

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

$259 - $605

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1300 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to fly which takes 1 h 13 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 27000.

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The distance between Negombo and Kandy is 89 km. The road distance is 105 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Negombo to Kandy, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Negombo to Kandy via Katunayake South and Colombo Fort in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Negombo to Kandy 4 times a day.

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 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
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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