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There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Kandy by train, taxi, car or plane

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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 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Kandy 65.3 miles

$7 - $12

Fly to Katugastota  •  1 h 13 min

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

$32 - $163

Fly from Colombo, train  •  2 h 12 min

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

$29 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 850 - 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 costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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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 4 h 42 min and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min 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 4 h 42 min and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 29000 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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

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

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1480+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $15 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: 4 h 42 min

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
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 Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
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 Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $370
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
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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

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