50
Checking Seats Availability
Loading seats data...

From Colombo Fort to Kandy by train

05:55
Colombo Fort
08:47
Kandy
2h 52m
05:55
Colombo Fort
08:47
Kandy
2h 52m
07:00
Colombo Fort
09:31
Kandy
2h 31m
07:00
Colombo Fort
09:31
Kandy
2h 31m
08:30
Colombo Fort
11:10
Kandy
2h 40m
08:30
Colombo Fort
11:10
Kandy
2h 40m
09:45
Colombo Fort
12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
2h 46m
#Viceroy II #1007
09:45
Colombo Fort
12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
2h 46m
eTicket 
#Viceroy II #1007
09:45
Colombo Fort
12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
2h 46m
eTicket 
#Viceroy II #1007
09:45
Colombo Fort
12:31
Peradenya, Kandy
2h 46m
eTicket 
10:35
Colombo Fort
13:52
Kandy
3h 17m
15:35
Colombo Fort
18:06
Kandy
2h 31m
15:35
Colombo Fort
18:06
Kandy
2h 31m
16:05
Colombo Fort
18:57
Kandy
2h 52m
16:05
Colombo Fort
18:57
Kandy
2h 52m

From Colombo to Kandy by van

06:00
Colombo
16:00
Kandy via Pinnawala
10h

From Colombo Any Hotel to Kandy by taxi

Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
5h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo to Kandy by taxi

Any
Colombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
5h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
1h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
1h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
1h 35m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Kandy Schedule

Colombo to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 15,527
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 13,793
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:55 – 08:47LKR 3,484
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 07:00 – 09:31LKR 3,484
Tuktukdude Leisure Van 06:00 – 16:00LKR 12,721
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 08:30 – 11:10LKR 3,484
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 09:45 – 12:31LKR 5,089
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 10:35 – 13:52LKR 3,484
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 15:35 – 18:06LKR 2,884

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Kandy

When you want to get from Colombo 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 LKR 16,591. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,884.

How far is Colombo from Kandy?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Kandy. Your trip will be a total of 74 miles (118 km). The flying distance is 60 miles (95 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Kandy can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 10 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo 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 LKR 2,884 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 LKR 16,591.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,884 to LKR 5,088;
  • Van price : LKR 12,721 - LKR 12,721;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 12,682 to LKR 16,591.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 11 trains per day.
  • Vans from Colombo to Kandy depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Kandy any time of the day.

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 LKR 12,682.

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 to Kandy

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo 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:

  • 99% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.