Directions from Ratnapura to Kandy

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Ratnapura to Avissawella 99 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Avissawella to Kandy

$41 - $51

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ratnapura to Kandy 87 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Ratnapura to Kandy 87 miles

$10 - $16

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

There is no direct connection from Ratnapura to Kandy. However, you can take the bus to Avissawella then take the taxi to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kandy.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ratnapura to Avissawella
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Avissawella to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ratnapura and Kandy is 73 km. The road distance is 139 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ratnapura to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2400 and takes 2 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Ratnapura to Kandy is to taxi which takes 2 h 24 min and costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000.

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Ratnapura to Kandy, including transfers.