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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

#Viceroy II #1008
18:15
Peradenya, Kandy
21:10
Colombo Fort
2h 55m
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From Kandy Any Hotel to Colombo by taxi

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Kandy Any Hotel
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
5h
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Kandy Any Hotel
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Colombo
5h
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Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax 00:00 – 05:00LKR 15,370
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 05:00 – 08:05LKR 2,856
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 06:15 – 08:25LKR 3,449
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:38 – 15:27LKR 3,449
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 15:00 – 17:36LKR 3,449
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 18:15 – 21:10LKR 2,519

Kandy to Colombo destination reviews

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9 customer reviews
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DJ
5
train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 17, 2019
Excellent seats have been chosen by 12Go on every trip around Sri Lanka. Thank you.
MC
5
train #1020 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 17, 2019
Easy booking with good response. Everything was booked as we wish with the tickets delivered to our hotel. Very professional.
LH
3
train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 26, 2019
The train trip itself was great. Seats confortable, air con carriage. The mark up on the tickets by 12go however is large. If you can be flexible, reccommend buying directly from the rail station. Much cheaper. We had purchased a trip from Ella to Kandy with the same company which they refunded due to being unable to confirm. We were lucky to turn up to the station the day of the train and secure 2nd class reserved, which for this trip is ideal as you can open the windows to take pictures of the amazing scenery. We had a driver to take us to the office to pick the tickets up- which was fortunate. Next time I probably wouldnt prebook and just buy at the station. 1st class, 2nd class reserved and 2nd class unreserved are all fine to travel in.
JS
5
train #1030 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 28, 2019
Great
AA
5
train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 15, 2018
Thank you

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:

  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. 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 15,423. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,527.

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 3 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 ViceRoy II by 12Go (Viceroy II by 12Go): travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 2,527 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 15,423.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,527 to LKR 3,460;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 12,598 to LKR 15,423.

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 9 trains per day.

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 12,598.

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:

  • 989 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 11 decided to catch a taxi.