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Driving Times

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Driving Times

We are planning a trip for July/August 2013.

Although most of our time will be spent lazing in the sun (hopefully not too much rain seeing as it's the rainy season!), we do want to do a quick visit to Kandy.

How long does it take to drive from Negombo to Kandy and how long does it take from Kandy to Unawatuna - preferably driving through the interior hill country.

How much should it cost more or less to hire a car and driver (would take public transport but with a 4 year old I figure a hire car would be easier and quicker) and does anyone have a reliable contact to hire a car and driver.

Thanks in advnace.

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1. Re: Driving Times

Negombo to Kandy will take approx. 3 hours. Kandy to Unawatuna via N'Eliya, Ella, Hambantota will take approx. 10 hours.

Prices varies from LKR 45-50 for round trips to LKR 70-75 for one-ways.

Hans

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2. Re: Driving Times

Hi there,

N-K: 3 to 3.5 hours

Kandy to U'tuna: 5.5 hours partly using the Expressway. 10+ hours when you follow the hill country route Eliya-Ella-Hambantota-U'tuna.

Driver: Rs 45/km for roundtrip and Rs 70-75/km for one-way transfers. Search the forum for ways of finding a good driver, either big companies or freelancers.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Thanks Erik

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Thanks for the info Hans

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Hi, good that you forgot about public transport, i don't think will suit your kid, crowded, and not at all comfy, i'll try send a pm of the one I used, but not sure already booked or not.

helma

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Thanks. We've actually sorted it all out.

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