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From Kandy to Colombo by train

05:00
Kandy
08:05
Colombo Fort
3h 5m
06:15
Kandy
08:25
Colombo Fort
2h 10m
06:15
Kandy
08:25
Colombo Fort
2h 10m
06:20
Kandy
09:46
Colombo Fort
3h 26m
12:38
Kandy
15:27
Colombo Fort
2h 49m
12:38
Kandy
15:27
Colombo Fort
2h 49m
15:00
Kandy
17:36
Colombo Fort
2h 36m
15:30
Kandy
18:50
Colombo Fort
3h 20m
15:51
Kandy
18:57
Colombo Fort
3h 6m
15:51
Kandy
18:57
Colombo Fort
3h 6m
16:05
Kandy
18:57
Colombo Fort
2h 52m
16:05
Kandy
18:57
Colombo Fort
2h 52m

From Peradenya to Colombo by train

18:15
Peradenya, Kandy
21:10
Colombo Fort
2h 55m
18:15
Peradenya, Kandy
21:15
Colombo Fort
3h

From Kandy to Colombo Airport (CMB) by taxi and flight joint ticket

Any
Kandy
Time
Bandaranaike Airport del , Colombo Airport
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Kandy
Time
Bandaranaike Airport del , Colombo Airport
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Kandy
Time
Bandaranaike Airport del , Colombo Airport
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Kandy Any Hotel to Colombo by taxi

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

From Matale to Colombo by taxi

Any
Matale
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
4h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Matale
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
4h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Peradeniya to Colombo by taxi

Any
Peradeniya, Kandy
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
3h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Peradeniya, Kandy
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
3h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Ramboda to Colombo by taxi

Any
Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
4h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
4h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Van 9pax Any timeLKR 14,923
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 16,260
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 05:00 – 08:05LKR 2,949
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 06:15 – 08:25LKR 2,949
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:38 – 15:27LKR 3,562
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 15:00 – 17:36LKR 3,562

Kandy to Colombo destination reviews

SD
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 2, 2020
Very comfortable classic old coach. Good bar service and dedicated loo. I wouldn't recommend any other rail transport on this root.
HM
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 2, 2020
Very nice travel
PC
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 15, 2020
Though it was dark out side but still the luxury and comfort is unparalleled moreover the fare is almost half in comparison to day journey in this section
PJ
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 3, 2020
Ticket had an incorrect end of journey time on it. However the train arrived more or less on time and was a very comfortable finish to a good holiday.
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

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:

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Taxi

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?

Taxi

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.

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.

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