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From Nanu Oya to Kandy by train

09:22
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
12:38
Kandy
3h 16m
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
15:51
Kandy
3h 49m
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
15:51
Kandy
3h 49m
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
16:05
Kandy
4h 3m
12:02
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
16:05
Kandy
4h 3m
#Viceroy II #1008
13:50
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
17:58
Peradenya, Kandy
4h 8m
eTicket 
14:35
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
18:15
Peradenya, Kandy
3h 40m
#Viceroy II #1008
14:35
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
18:15
Peradenya, Kandy
3h 40m
eTicket 

From Nuwara Eliya to Kandy by bus

17:00
Nuwara Eliya
20:00
Kandy
3h
Instant 

From Nanu Oya to Kandy by taxi

Any
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
3h
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
2h 50m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Nuwara Eliya to Kandy by taxi

Any
Nuwara Eliya
Time
Kandy Any Hotel
3h 10m
Instant 
  vehicle, all incl

Nuwara Eliya to Kandy Schedule

Nuwara Eliya to Kandy Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 – 03:00LKR 13,036
Avro Travels and Tours Comfort 00:00 – 03:10LKR 32,001
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 09:22 – 12:38LKR 3,443
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 13:50 – 17:58LKR 3,548
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 14:35 – 18:15LKR 3,443
ViceRoy II by 12Go VIP AC 14:35 – 18:15LKR 5,028
Browns Tours Local 17:00 – 20:00LKR 3,591

Nuwara Eliya to Kandy destination reviews

4.3
12 customer reviews
5
67%
4
8%
3
17%
2
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1
8%
CA
3
train #1006 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 29, 2019
Beautiful train ride but one hour late with little information
MS
5
train #1016 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 26, 2019
Great train ride. Well worth doing. Whilst our train wasn't overly full we saw one going the other way which barely had standing room only in the 2nd and 3rd class so worthwhile getting 1st class. Service from 12GO was great with tickets confirmed a couple of weeks out and delivered to us by our pickup from the airport. Highly recommend.
VS
5
train #1016 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 20, 2019
Very pleasant. Helpful staff. Great views.
AV
3
train #1016 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 18, 2019
Delayed 1.5 hours

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How to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

When you want to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy, 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 Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a 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 LKR 32,170. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 2,468.

How far is Nuwara Eliya from Kandy?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy. Your trip will be a total of 129 miles (207 km). The flying distance is 27 miles (42 km).

How long does it take to get from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy?

The travel time from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy 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 Nuwara Eliya to Kandy?

The cost of the trip from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 2,468 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 32,170.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 2,468 to LKR 5,054;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 13,105 to LKR 32,170.

How many trips per day are there between Nuwara Eliya and Kandy?

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya 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 13,105.

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 Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Nuwara Eliya 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:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.