There are 4 ways to get from Nilaveli to Kandy by night train, train, taxi, car or plane

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Night train, train  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Kandy Express Train / ...

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Kandy 118.1 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Nilaveli to Kandy 118.1 miles

$14 - $21

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nilaveli to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ

$292 - $475

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The distance between Nilaveli and Kandy is 166 km. The road distance is 189 km.

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The best way to get from Nilaveli to Kandy without a car is to night train and train which takes 20 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 20 h 6 min to get from Nilaveli to Kandy, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nilaveli to Kandy is 189 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Nilaveli to Kandy.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1467+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nilaveli to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 103.6 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 6 min

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

There is no direct connection from Nilaveli to Kandy. However, you can take the taxi to Trincomalee, take the night train to Polgahawela, then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kandy.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Nilaveli to Kandy
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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