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From Airport to Kandy

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From Airport to Kandy

Hi all,

I have 9 full days in Sri Lanka and would like to visit the following places: Colombo, Kandy, Gall, and possibly Adam's Peak. I plan to go straight to Kandy from Colombo International Airport upon arrival. I have looked at past post about buses or other forms of transportation to Kandy but did not find any. Does anyone have any info regarding public transport from Colombo International Airport to Kandy?

Alternatively, I can also go straight to Galle from the airport then loop counterclock wise to Colombo.

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: From Airport to Kandy


You can easily get a bus to Colombo. Explore Colombo and overnight at Clombo.Get the train to Kandy at 07:00 or o9:30 am on the ext day (exporail.lk)

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From the airport you can take bus 187 (from the road outside the airport gate) to Katunayake Bus Station. It's free.

There are direct buses from Katunayake Bus Station to Kandy.

If you want to go to Gall, bus 187 will take you to Colombo Fort for LKR 100. From Colombo Fort you can get a train to Galle. Or walk approx. 500 to the bus station at Bastian Mawatha and catch a bus to Galle.


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If you are a solo traveler yes it is worth traveling by bus. but if you are with a family hire a van. We also first decided to go by bus or by train. but now i am happy that we have hired a van. you can rest while you are traveling to Kandy because only you will be traveling. But if you go by public transport you wont. think about it.

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