Kandy to Negombo

Kandy to Negombo

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Transportation from Kandy to Negombo

Kandy to Negombo Destination Reviews

The driver arrived exactly on time. He was pleasant and chatty. He drove safely and he checked we were okay and didn’t need anything else on arriving at our destination. Fantastic Stef Lanka tours.
taxi Comfort 2pax, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Mar 17, 2022
about 45min into our trip the drive pulled over to get breakfast, leaving us in the car by the side of the road - not a huge deal, but definitely a little unexpected. didn't wear his mask most of the drive, was scrolling through facebook on his phone while driving and passing cars on busy winding roads which didn't feel safe, and kept opening his door while driving to spit out onto the street. when we got to Negombo we had to direct him to the hotel with google maps - since we put our hotel info in when booking would have thought he'd know where we were going. and lastly, one of the seatbelts in the back wouldn't fasten.
taxi Comfort 2pax, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Feb 25, 2022
Brilland service and great driver
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Jan 22, 2022
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How to get from Kandy to Negombo

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

  • Van
  • 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 Van 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 102.11. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 66.59.

How far is Kandy from Negombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kandy to Negombo. Your trip will be a total of 88 miles (141 km). The flying distance is 88 miles (141 km).

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

The travel time from Kandy to Negombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 12 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kandy to Negombo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Stef Lanka Tours: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 66.59 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 102.11.

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

  • Van price : USD 94.50;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 66.59 to USD 102.11.

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

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

  • Vans from Kandy to Negombo depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kandy to Negombo 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 Negombo. 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 66.59.

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


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Kandy to Negombo. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Kandy to Negombo.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Kandy to Negombo

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

  • 100% decided to catch a taxi.