Kandy to Badulla

Kandy to Badulla

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Kandy to Badulla Schedule

Kandy to Badulla Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways Third Class Reserved Seats 08:46 - 16:07$ 9.75
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 11:03 - 18:22$ 20.17
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 22:30 - 04:56$ 20.17

Transportation from Kandy to Badulla

Kandy to Badulla Destination Reviews

We bought 2nd class seat tickets from 12go. Everything went well, we got our tickets sent to our hotel. Great service! It is very needed cause you can not buy an eticket online, thus unless you have time to buy a ticket before your trip or you have a friend in Sri Lanka, this is the best way to do it. It is expensive though.
Train #1005 2nd Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 6, 2022
1 customer reviews

How to get from Kandy to Badulla

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

  • Train
  • 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 Train 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 102.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 9.75.

How far is Kandy from Badulla?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Badulla. Your trip will be a total of 48 miles (76 km). The flying distance is 37 miles (59 km).

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

The travel time from Kandy to Badulla can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kandy to Badulla 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 9.75 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 102.00.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 10.00 to USD 15.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 74.00 to USD 102.00.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 8 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kandy to Badulla. 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 74.00.

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


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.

The most popular transport from Kandy to Badulla

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kandy to Badulla? 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:

  • 91% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 9% decided to catch a taxi.