There are 4 ways to get from Tangalle to Kandy by bus, train, taxi or car

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  •  7 h 53 min

  1. 32-1
  2. Rail Bus

$10 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. 32-1
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 10 min

  1. 180 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. 180 miles

$21 - $35

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

There is no direct connection from Tangalle to Kandy. However, you can take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the taxi to Godagama, then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Tangalle to Kandy via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Colombo Fort in around 9 h 42 min.

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 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 Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Kandy
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tangalle and Kandy is 143 km. The road distance is 288 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tangalle to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 950 and takes 9 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Kandy is to taxi which takes 4 h 10 min and costs Rs. 22000 - Rs. 27000.

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Tangalle to Kandy, including transfers.