Kandy to Colombo

Kandy to Colombo

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12:38
Kandy
2h 49m ride in train #1016
15:27
Colombo Fort
Fastest
15:00
Kandy
2h 36m ride in train #1010, Observation class
5.0
17:36
Colombo Fort
Refundable
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Kandy Any Hotel
12h taxi ride in van
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Colombo Any Hotel

From Kandy to Colombo by train

12:38
Kandy
2h 49m ride in train #1016
15:27
Colombo Fort
Fastest
15:00
Kandy
2h 36m ride in train #1010, Observation class
5.0
17:36
Colombo Fort

From Kandy Any Hotel to Colombo by taxi

Refundable
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Kandy Any Hotel
12h taxi ride in van
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Colombo Any Hotel

Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 16,261
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 9,011
Tuktukdude Leisure van 06:00 - 18:00LKR 12,080
Viceroy II by 12Go VIP AC 17:58 - 20:53LKR 1,982
Viceroy II by 12Go VIP AC 18:15 - 21:10LKR 1,982

Transportation from Kandy to Colombo

Kandy to Colombo destination reviews

SD
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 2, 2020
Very comfortable classic old coach. Good bar service and dedicated loo. I wouldn't recommend any other rail transport on this root.
HM
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Feb 2, 2020
Very nice travel
PC
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 15, 2020
Though it was dark out side but still the luxury and comfort is unparalleled moreover the fare is almost half in comparison to day journey in this section
PJ
train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go, Jan 3, 2020
Ticket had an incorrect end of journey time on it. However the train arrived more or less on time and was a very comfortable finish to a good holiday.
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How to get from Kandy to Colombo

Travelling between Kandy and Colombo is possible by Train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 16,640 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 1,858.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 12 hours to travel between Kandy and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Kandy and Colombo. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 1h 35m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 12h to reach Colombo.

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

Travelling between Kandy and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 1,858 if you opt for a ViceRoy II by 12Go train and as expensive as LKR 16,640 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Kandy to Colombo starting from 05:00 Colombo Fort until 18:15 Colombo Fort

1 from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 06:00 Colombo Any Hotel

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kandy to Colombo.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Kandy and Colombo

Lakpura, Stef Lanka Tours, Tuktukdude Leisure

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kandy to Colombo?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 99% took a train
  • 1% bought a taxi ride