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There are 6 ways to get from Negombo to Kandy by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 42m

  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

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Taxi  •  2h 4m

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Kandy 65.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Negombo to Kandy 65.3 miles

$7 - $12

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota  •  1h 13m

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

$32 - $163

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  2h 16m

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

$259 - $599

Fly Colombo to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  2h 12m

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

$29 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300 and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1h 13m.

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The distance between Negombo and Kandy is 89 km. The road distance is 104.5 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Kandy without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300.

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

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The best way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Kandy is 105 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Negombo to Kandy.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 55.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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 4h 42m. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air flies from Negombo to Kandy twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
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
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Godagama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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The best way to get from Negombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 35m and costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 2600.

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