Kandy to Colombo

Kandy to Colombo

  Oct 2, 2021, 15 trips (LKR 3,170 – LKR 0)

Other Options

8

Trains

2h 10m First: 5:00 Last: 18:15

From LKR 3,170
06:15
Kandy
2h 10m ride in train #1030 with Sri Lanka Railways
08:25
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,170 per adult
7

Taxis

1h 35m

Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 10,108
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Kandy Any Hotel
2h 1m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
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Colombo
Safe travels approved by World Travel and Tourism Council
From LKR 13,182 vehicle, all incl
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Kandy
1h 35m taxi ride with Lakpura
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Colombo
From LKR 10,108 vehicle, all incl

Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 12,359
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 27,684
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 10,326
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 05:00 - 08:05LKR 3,170
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 06:15 - 08:25LKR 3,170
Tuktukdude Leisure van 06:00 - 18:00LKR 12,982
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:38 - 15:27LKR 3,829
Sri Lanka Railways First Class seat 15:30 - 18:50LKR 3,829
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 18:15 - 21:15LKR 3,829

Transportation from Kandy to Colombo

Kandy to Colombo Destination Reviews

SD
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (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 (Viceroy II by 12Go), Feb 2, 2020
Very nice travel
PC
Train #Viceroy II #1008 VIP AC, ViceRoy II by 12Go (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 (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.
JS
Train #1030 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 28, 2019
Great
DJ
Train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 17, 2019
Excellent seats have been chosen by 12Go on every trip around Sri Lanka. Thank you.
MC
Train #1020 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 17, 2019
Easy booking with good response. Everything was booked as we wish with the tickets delivered to our hotel. Very professional.
LH
Train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 26, 2019
The train trip itself was great. Seats confortable, air con carriage. The mark up on the tickets by 12go however is large. If you can be flexible, reccommend buying directly from the rail station. Much cheaper. We had purchased a trip from Ella to Kandy with the same company which they refunded due to being unable to confirm. We were lucky to turn up to the station the day of the train and secure 2nd class reserved, which for this trip is ideal as you can open the windows to take pictures of the amazing scenery. We had a driver to take us to the office to pick the tickets up- which was fortunate. Next time I probably wouldnt prebook and just buy at the station. 1st class, 2nd class reserved and 2nd class unreserved are all fine to travel in.
AA
Train #1010 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 15, 2018
Thank you
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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 27,684 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,796.

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 2,796 if you opt for a ViceRoy II by 12Go train and as expensive as LKR 27,684 if you buy a Ceylon Roots 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

Ceylon Roots, 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

  • 100% took a train