Negombo to Kandy

Negombo to Kandy

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Negombo to Kandy Schedule

Negombo to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 3pax 00:00 - 17:20$ 46.96
Tuktukdude Leisure Shuttle + Safari Drive 05:00 - 17:00LKR 29,989
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Seat 13:25 - 15:59LKR 2,600
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 15:35 - 18:06$ 17

Transportation from Negombo to Kandy

Facts about the transport from Negombo to Kandy

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport2h 8m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure1:30 PM
Departures per day7
Distance115 kilometers
Transport CompaniesSri Lanka Railway, Sri Lanka Railways, Stef Lanka Shuttle, Stef Lanka Tours, Tuktukdude Leisure

Negombo to Kandy Destination Reviews

Amazing day trip with a brilliant driver and each tour guide throughout the day was excellent, would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Van Shuttle + Safari Drive, Tuktukdude Leisure (Tuktukdude Leisure), Apr 1, 2023
Car and driver was excellent.
taxi Comfort 2pax, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Dec 4, 2021
3 customer reviews

How to get from Negombo to Kandy

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

  • Train
  • Van
  • 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+train 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 100.68. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 8.38.

How far is Negombo from Kandy?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Negombo to Kandy. Your trip will be a total of 72 miles (115 km). The flying distance is 55 miles (88 km).

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

The travel time from Negombo to Kandy can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 18 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Negombo to Kandy varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railway: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 8.38 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 100.68.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 8.38 to USD 8.38;
  • Train+Van price: USD 37.24. From Negombo to Kandy starting from 13:30 Negombo until 13:30 Negombo
  • taxi+Train price: USD 55.64. From Negombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Negombo until 00:00 Negombo
  • Van price : USD 93.18;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 65.66 to USD 100.68.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.
  • Vans from Negombo to Kandy 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 Negombo to Kandy 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 Negombo to Kandy. 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 65.66.

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.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Negombo to Kandy. 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 Negombo to Kandy.

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 Negombo to Kandy

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

  • 49% chosen taxi+Train
  • 43% chosen Train+Van
  • 6% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other