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From Negombo to Kandy by van

06:00
Negombo
15:00
Kandy via Pinnawala
9h
Refund 

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

Any
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
Time
Kandy
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
Time
Kandy
1h 20m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Bandaranaike Airport del to Kandy (KDW) by flight and taxi joint ticket

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

From Negombo to Kandy by taxi

Any
Negombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
3h 40m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
3h 40m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Negombo to Kandy by taxi and train joint ticket

Any
Negombo
Time
Colombo
45m
Refund 
09:45
Colombo Fort
12:31
Peradeniya, Kandy
2h 46m
Total duration
3h 31m

From Negombo Any Hotel to Kandy by taxi

Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
3h 30m
Instant 
  vehicle, all incl

From Negombo Any Hotel to Kegalle by taxi

Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
Pinnawala, Kegalle
2h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Negombo Any Hotel
Time
Pinnawala, Kegalle
2h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Negombo to Kandy Schedule

Negombo to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 12,246
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 11,220
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 28,165
Tuktukdude Leisure Van 06:00 – 15:00LKR 12,989

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

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:

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight+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 LKR 28,145. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi+train as a taxi+train ticket costs as low as LKR 8,735.

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 2 to 9 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 Railways, Stef Lanka Tours: travelling by taxi+train expect to pay as low as LKR 8,735 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 28,145.

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

  • taxi+train price: LKR 8,735 - LKR 8,735. From Negombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Negombo until 00:00 Negombo
  • flight+taxi price: LKR 12,237 - LKR 13,665. From Negombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport until 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport
  • Van price : LKR 12,979 - LKR 12,979;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 9,851 to LKR 28,145.

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

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

  • 3 by flight+taxi from Negombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport until 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport
  • 2 by taxi+train from Negombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Negombo until 00:00 Negombo
  • 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?

Taxi

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 LKR 9,851.

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

Vans

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:

  • 50% chosen taxi+train
  • 50% decided to catch a taxi.