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

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Bus, train via Godagama  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$10 - $14

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Train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Nooranagar to Ragama Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Ragama to Kandy Express Train / ...

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Kandy 81.3 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Kandy 81.3 miles

$9 - $15

Bus, fly  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ

$23 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 750 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Kandy without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2400.

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

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Puttalam to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Nooranagar station.

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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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Puttalam to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Kandy is 130 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Puttalam to Kandy.

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  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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 - $2
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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