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

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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

$36 - $48

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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 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Kandy 115.3 miles

$70 - $85

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

$290 - $473

Questions & Answers

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.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Kandy is 156 km. The road distance is 184.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Kandy without a car is to night train and taxi which takes 6 h 13 min and costs .

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

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Kandy is 184 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Trincomalee to Kandy.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1467+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 97.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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
$4 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Kandy
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
$35 - $45

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