There are 5 ways to get from Tangalle to Kandy by taxi, plane, bus, train or car

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Taxi, fly  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ

$217 - $396

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Bus, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $6

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Godagama  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the train from Godagama to Kandy Rail Bus

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Kandy 180 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Kandy 180 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tangalle to Kandy is to bus and train which costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 950 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Kandy is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 36000 - Rs. 70000 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Kandy without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2700.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Tangalle to Kandy, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tangalle to Kandy is 288 km. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Tangalle to Kandy.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1455+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tangalle to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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 taxi to Koggala airport, fly to Katugastota, then take the taxi to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Tangalle to Kandy via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Godagama in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
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
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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