From Kandy to Colombo by Trains

Train #1040 by Sri Lanka Railways
05:00
Kandy
3h 5m ride in train #1040, Second Class Seat
08:05
Colombo Fort
Train #1036 by Sri Lanka Railways
06:20
Kandy
3h 26m ride in train #1036, Second Class Seat
09:46
Colombo Fort
Train #1016 by Sri Lanka Railways
12:38
Kandy
2h 49m train ride
15:27
Colombo Fort
Train #1020 by Sri Lanka Railways
15:30
Kandy
3h 20m ride in train #1020, First Class seat
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18:50
Colombo Fort
Train #1006 by Sri Lanka Railways
15:51
Kandy
3h 6m train ride
18:57
Colombo Fort
Train #1006 by Sri Lanka Railways
16:05
Kandy
2h 52m train ride
18:57
Colombo Fort

From Kandy Any Hotel to Colombo by Taxis

Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
5h taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Colombo Any Hotel
Taxi by Stef Lanka Tours
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Kandy Any Hotel
5h taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Colombo Any Hotel

Kandy to Colombo Schedule

Kandy to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 2pax 00:00 - 05:00LKR 12,270
Sri Lanka Railways Second Class Seat 05:00 - 08:05LKR 2,790
Sri Lanka Railways First Class seat 06:15 - 08:25LKR 3,370
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 12:38 - 15:27LKR 3,370
Sri Lanka Railways First Class seat 15:00 - 17:36LKR 3,370

Kandy to Colombo destination reviews

3.3
9 customer reviews
5
44%
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44% of 9 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
DJ
5
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
5
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
3
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.
JS
5
train #1030 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, May 28, 2019
Great
AA
5
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. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 15,021 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,790.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 5 hours to travel between Kandy and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kandy and Colombo. Train will bring you to your destination in 2h 10m. 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 2,790 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 15,021 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 Kandy and Colombo ?

  • 8 from Kandy to Colombo starting from 05:00 Kandy until 15:30 Kandy

3 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

Stef Lanka Tours (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

  • 1000 took a train
  • bought a taxi ride