There are 5 ways to get from Trincomalee to Kandy by night train, taxi, train, 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

Night train, taxi  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Maho Night Mail Train
  2. Take a taxi from Maho to Kandy

$41 - $53

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Kandy Express Train / ...

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Kandy 115.3 miles

$75 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Kandy 115.3 miles

$13 - $21

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ

$295 - $478

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

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Kandy. However, you can take the night train to Maho then take the taxi to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Trincomalee to Kandy via Polgahawela in around 19 h 48 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Maho
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Maho to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Trincomalee to Kandy?

The distance between Trincomalee and Kandy is 156 km. The road distance is 184 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Kandy?

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Kandy is to night train and train which costs Rs. 490 - Rs. 1300 and takes 19 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Trincomalee to Kandy?

The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Kandy is to taxi which takes 3 h 3 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 15000.

Is there a direct train between Trincomalee and Kandy?

No, there is no direct train from Trincomalee to Kandy. However, there are services departing from Trincomalee and arriving at Kandy via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from Trincomalee to Kandy?

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Trincomalee to Kandy, including transfers.