From Kandy to Colombo by train
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How to get from Kandy to Colombo
When you want to get from Kandy to Colombo, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:
If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi+flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi 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 18,561. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,949.
How far is Kandy from Colombo?
If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 156 miles (250 km). The flying distance is 60 miles (95 km).
How long does it take to get from Kandy to Colombo?
The travel time from Kandy to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 5 hours.
How much does it cost to get from Kandy to Colombo?
The cost of the trip from Kandy to Colombo 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 2,949 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 18,561.
Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kandy to Colombo:
- Train tickets - LKR 2,949 to LKR 3,562;
- taxi+flight price: LKR 12,265 - LKR 14,922. From Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
- flight+taxi price: LKR 12,284 - LKR 14,946. From Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 9,607 to LKR 18,561.
How many trips per day are there between Kandy and Colombo?
Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.
- Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 10 trains per day.
- 3 by taxi+flight from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
- 1 by flight+taxi from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kandy to Colombo any time of the day.
Which means of transport is the best for the route?
Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kandy to Colombo. 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 9,607.
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 Colombo
How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kandy to Colombo? 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:
- 97% users enjoyed a train ride.
- 1% chosen flight+taxi
- 1% decided to catch a taxi.
- 1% chosen taxi+flight