There are 6 ways to get from Puttalam to Kandy by bus, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train via Godagama  •  5 h 38 min

  1. 4-7 / ...
  2. Rail Bus

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Colombo Commuter
  2. Express Train / ...

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. 4-7 / ...
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h 22 min

  1. 81.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. 81.3 miles

$9 - $15

Bus, fly  •  5 h 31 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$24 - $155

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

You can take a train from Puttalam to Kandy via Ragama in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
Train from Nooranagar to Ragama
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Ragama to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Kandy
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Puttalam and Kandy is 121 km. The road distance is 130 km.

The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 310 - Rs. 700 and takes 7 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Kandy is to taxi which takes 2 h 22 min and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 11000.

No, there is no direct train from Puttalam to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Nooranagar and arriving at Kandy via Ragama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Puttalam to Kandy, including transfers.