Kandy to Colombo

Kandy to Colombo

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12:38
Kandy
2h 49m ride in train #1016
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2h 52m ride in train #1006
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Refundable
06:00
Kandy Any Hotel
12h journey in Taxi+van. All connections guaranteed
18:00
Colombo Any Hotel

From Kandy to Colombo by train

05:00
Kandy
3h 5m ride in train #1040, Second Class Seat
08:05
Colombo Fort
06:15
Kandy
2h 10m ride in train #1030
08:25
Colombo Fort
06:20
Kandy
3h 26m ride in train #1036, Second Class Seat
09:46
Colombo Fort
12:38
Kandy
2h 49m ride in train #1016
15:27
Colombo Fort
15:00
Kandy
2h 36m ride in train #1010, Observation class
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17:36
Colombo Fort
15:30
Kandy
3h 20m ride in train #1020, First Class seat
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18:50
Colombo Fort
15:51
Kandy
3h 6m ride in train #1006
18:57
Colombo Fort
16:05
Kandy
2h 52m ride in train #1006
18:57
Colombo Fort

From Peradeniya to Colombo by train

18:15
Peradeniya, Kandy
2h 55m ride in train #1008, Second Class Seat
21:10
Colombo Fort
eTicket Refundable
18:15
Peradeniya, Kandy
2h 55m ride in train #Viceroy II #1008
4.6+
21:10
Colombo Fort

Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 9,390
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 16,230
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 05:00 - 08:05LKR 2,944
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 06:15 - 08:25LKR 3,556
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:38 - 15:27LKR 3,556
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 15:00 - 17:36LKR 3,556
Viceroy II by 12Go VIP AC 18:15 - 21:10LKR 2,597

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 13,332 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,597.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 5 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 5h 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 2,597 if you opt for a ViceRoy II by 12Go train and as expensive as LKR 13,332 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 ?

  • 11 from Kandy to Colombo starting from 05:00 Kandy until 18:15 Peradeniya
  • 3 by taxi+flight from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
  • 1 by flight+taxi from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy until 00:00 Kandy
  • 1 by taxi+van from Kandy to Colombo starting from 06:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 06:00 Kandy Any Hotel

7 from Kandy to Colombo starting from 00:00 Kandy Any Hotel until 00:00 Kandy 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

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

  • 97% took a train
  • 1% chosen flight+taxi
  • 1% bought a taxi ride
  • 1% chosen taxi+flight