Colombo to Kandy Train Overview
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. It is also one of the safest city in South Asia. The city has 3 options for transportation bus, taxi, and train. The best and cheapest way to travel around Sri Lanka from Colombo is by train. The distance from Colombo to Kandy is about 115 kilometers. Although you can go to Kandy from Colombo by taxi and bus, the comfortable and secure mode of transportation from Colombo to Kandy is trained. You might be thinking that if it is a comfortable way of transportation between these two cities, then it must be expensive. But in reality, it’s not true. Colombo to Kandy train cost varies depending on the train type (Intercity Express trains, and Colombo Commuter) and seat class (first, second and third class). The Journey from Colombo to Kandy by train is not only comfortable, hassle-free and money-saving way of transportation but also this trip would make your trip memorable as one the way you will have some scenic and eye-catching view of landscapes. Book Train tickets online here
Train Schedule Colombo to Kandy
Find below direct Colombo to Kandy train time table for normal train and Colombo to Kandy intercity train time table.
Colombo to Kandy train timetable
|05:55||08:42||Express||Badulla||Daily||1, 2R, 3R, 2, 3|
|07:00||09:31||ICE||Kandy||Daily||O, 2R, 3|
|08:30||11:03||Express||Badulla||Daily||1, 2R, 3R, 2, 3|
|O, 2R, 3|
|10:35||13:52||Express||Matale||Daily||1, 2R, 3R, 2, 3|
|15:35||18:06||ICE||Kandy||Daily||O, 2R, 3|
|20:00||23:06*||Night Mail||Badulla||Daily||1, 2R, 3R, 2, 3|
Colombo to Kandy Train Ticket Price
Colombo to Kandy train ticket price depends on ride class and train type. Here is the price list for your idea.
Note: Even though booking online might be a bit expensive, I suggest you book online as 1st and 2nd class seat ticket sell very quickly. You can book online here at 12go.asia a reputable site.
Colombo, Kandy intercity train ticket prices depend on the seat type. Unfortunately, the Sri Lanka railway does not provide online ticket booking for 1st and 2nd class. However, Colombo, Kandy train booking can be done with any travel agency in Sri Lanka which can book this ticket for you. Another bad thing is unless you buy a 1st class ticket your seat wouldn’t confirm. I will HIGHLY recommend you to buy 1st class seats in advance here at 12go.asia for a hassle-free trip. There is slightly price difference between 1st and 2nd class ticket. Colombo to Kandy train duration by the Intercity Express trains (2.30 hours one way) and by normal express trains (3.30 hours) that seems too much already.
|ICE (07:00) & (15:35)||800||–||280||–||–||180|
|Express (05:55) & (08:30)||1,000||–||600||400||190||105|
Listed below are seat type offered by Sri Lankan train.
- 1st class sleeper: It’s the best option in case you are moving overnight. This comes with a sleeping bed.
- 1st class observation car: It is available for purchase on specific daytime trains, mostly on the Main Line, and is very fashionable among vacationers.
- 1st class air-conditioned seats are available on occasional inter-city express trains.
- 2nd class seats are offered on all intercity trains and are obtainable as either unreserved seats or reserved seats.
- 3rd class seats are available on most trains. This class can get very crowded and carries only basic facilities.
Kandy to Colombo Train Cost
Kandy to colombo tickeets cost is same as from colombo to kandy.
Train Schedule Kandy to Colombo.
Check out below Kandy to Colombo train schedule by normal train and Kandy to Colombo intercity train. Please note that train timetable Kandy to Colombo periodically change. At the end of the post, I inserted a link where you can verify timing against your trip date.
Direct Trains from Kandy station to Colombo Fort station
|Train No||Name||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Frequency||Type|
Colombo railway station contact number: +94 11-2432908
Kandy railway station contact number: +94 081-2222271
Timing can be changed anytime. Confirm Timing against your date here
In case of online train booking Please click here to check train timing & cost against your dates.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does the train take from Colombo to Kandy?
Train from colombo fort to kandy raily station can take between 3 to 4 hours as mentioned in time-table. It’s actually depend on trip type.
- How far is Kandy from Colombo?
The distance between sri lanka capital and sri lanank accient city is around 120 KM.
- Can you book Sri Lanka train tickets online?
You can’t directly booking sri Lanka train tickets online. However, you can book your ticket with third-party like 12goasia by going here