Colombo Fort to Kandy

Colombo Fort to Kandy

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Colombo Fort to Kandy Schedule

Colombo Fort to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Comfort Any time$ 75.90
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 - 08:46$ 20.17
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 07:05 - 09:31$ 14.67
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 08:30 - 11:03$ 14.67
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 10:35 - 13:52$ 20.17
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 12:30 - 17:20$ 20.17
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class 14:30 - 17:15$ 14.67
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 17:10 - 19:53$ 14.67
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 19:30 - 21:42$ 14.67

Transportation from Colombo Fort to Kandy

Colombo Fort to Kandy Destination Reviews

DC
Train was cancelled.
Train #1023 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 17, 2022
RT
Best seat on the train -tickets all ready on arrival
Train #1009 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 24, 2022
JG
First of 3 (planned) trips. Went smoothly. Ticket was delivered to hotel on time. The second trip (or lack thereof) will be a 1 star, unless 0 is an option!
Train #1009 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 2, 2022
LM
Great service from 12go. Tickets in hotel reception on arrival - easy to use. The train and station was ok "1 class" train like an older normal train in Europe
Train #1015 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 30, 2022
JF
Many thx to Pavel at 12go for advising us of the holiday and that the Stef Lanka office would be closed, so we could make other arrangements to get our tickets.
Train #1015 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 19, 2022
GP
Watch out for the “deaf” guy scam. Looks official to guide you to the correct carriage but then want to to sign his sponsor form and give 1000 lkr
Train #1019 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 24, 2020
IT
All went very well. Easy to book our tickets on-line. And the tickets themselves were delivered to our hotel in Colombo the day before we arrived.
Train #1029 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 8, 2020
YF
Lovely relaxing train journey through besutiful scenery
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Mar 7, 2020
RA
User-friendly and efficient booking service for the Viceroy II luxury train trip to Kandy. Ticket was readily accepted at Colombo Fort station without any hiccups whatsoever. Highly recommended.
Train #Viceroy II #1007 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go), Jan 17, 2020
JV
Great! The driver was on time and the van was comfortable. He found us a nice clean restaurant with good bathrooms and tasty food, good to stretch our legs.
taxi Van 8pax, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Dec 25, 2019
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How to get from Colombo Fort to Kandy

When you want to get from Colombo Fort to Kandy, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 91.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 10.00.

How far is Colombo Fort from Kandy?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo Fort to Kandy. Your trip will be a total of 78 miles (124 km). The flying distance is 60 miles (95 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo Fort to Kandy?

The travel time from Colombo Fort to Kandy can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo Fort to Kandy?

The cost of the trip from Colombo Fort to Kandy varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 10.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 91.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo Fort to Kandy:

  • Train tickets - USD 10.00 to USD 15.00;
  • Van price : USD 82.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 64.00 to USD 91.00.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo Fort and Kandy?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Kandy. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 64.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Colombo to Kandy. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Colombo to Kandy.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Colombo Fort to Kandy

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo Fort to Kandy? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 98% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other