There are 4 ways to get from Yala National Park to Kandy by taxi, train, bus 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

Taxi, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Kital Elle
  2. Take the train from Kital Elle to Kandy Express Train / ...

$78 - $94

Cheapest option

Taxi, bus, train  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Kataragama
  2. Take the bus from Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kandy

$77 - $95

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Yala National Park to Kandy 166.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Yala National Park to Kandy 166.9 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yala National Park to Kandy is to drive which costs Rs. 3200 - Rs. 4700 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yala National Park to Kandy is to taxi which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Yala National Park and Kandy is 143 km. The road distance is 267 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to get from Yala National Park to Kandy, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Yala National Park, Sri Lanka and Kandy, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Yala National Park to Kandy. However, you can take the taxi to Kital Elle then take the train to Kandy. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kataragama, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the train to Kandy.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kital Elle to Kandy
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Kataragama to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Yala National Park to Kital Elle
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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