From Colombo Fort to Kandy by Trains
From Colombo Any Hotel to Kandy by Taxis
Passenger reviews out of total 1,025 passengers who traveled with us on this route.
At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:
Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)
Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.
How to get from Colombo to Kandy
Travelling between Colombo and Kandy is possible by train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 15,044 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,794.
How long does it take to get from Colombo to Kandy?
It can take you anywhere between 3 and 5 hours to travel between Colombo and Kandy depending on the means of transport you choose.
Train is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Kandy. Train will bring you to your destination in 2h 31m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 5h to reach Kandy.
How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Kandy?
Travelling between Colombo and Kandy can be as cheap as LKR 2,794 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 15,044 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours (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 Colombo and Kandy ?
- 13 from Colombo to Kandy starting from 05:55 Colombo Fort until 17:45 Colombo Fort
3 from Colombo to Kandy starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo to Kandy.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
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 Colombo and Kandy
Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours)
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 Colombo to Kandy?
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
- 999 took a train
- 1 bought a taxi ride