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From Kandy to Galle by bus


From Kandy Any Hotel to Galle by taxi

Kandy Any Hotel
Galle Any Hotel
5h 10m
  vehicle, all incl
Kandy Any Hotel
Galle Any Hotel
4h 45m
  vehicle, all incl
Kandy Any Hotel
5h 30m
  vehicle, all incl

From Kandy Any Hotel to Galle by taxi+train joint ticket

Kandy Any Hotel
Colombo Any Hotel
Colombo Fort
2h 8m
Total duration
7h 8m

Kandy to Galle Schedule

Kandy to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 – 05:10LKR 21,432
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 – 05:30LKR 37,306
Browns Tours Local 08:00 – 20:00LKR 3,609

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Kandy to Galle

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

  • Bus
  • 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 Bus 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 37,329. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 3,610.

How far is Kandy from Galle?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Galle. Your trip will be a total of 373 miles (600 km). The flying distance is 92 miles (147 km).

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

The travel time from Kandy to Galle can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 12 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kandy to Galle varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Browns Tours: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LKR 3,610 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 37,329.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 3,610 to LKR 3,610;
  • charter+train price: LKR 18,684 - LKR 18,684. From Kandy to Galle starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 21,444 to LKR 37,329.

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

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

  • 2 by charter+train from Kandy to Galle starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 08:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Kandy to Galle is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kandy to Galle. 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 21,444.

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

The most popular transport from Kandy to Galle

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

  • 571 chosen charter+train
  • 429 decided to go for a bus.