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Train from Colombo to Kandy

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Train from Colombo to Kandy

Hi. We are taking the train from Colombo to Kandy. Is it better to sit on the left or the right hand side of the train? Thanks

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1. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Hi there,

The southern (right hand) side for 80-90% of the nice stretch (Rambukkana to Peradeniya).

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Yes, Colombo to Rambukkana is quite ordinary.

Hans

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3. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Hi, how long does it take to get to Kandy and can a person do a round trip in a day? also what time does the train leave and where from?

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4. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Hi there,

All links given here

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c195051/Sri-L…

With the ICE trains (2.30 hours one way) you could do it as a packed daytrips, with normal express trains (3.30 hours) that seems too much already.

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

I too agree with erik s opinion

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6. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Thanks for the advise. Are there tourist companies that do packed day trips?

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7. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Yes both your Colombo area hotel and the beach boys outside can easily arrange one for you. Use

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c89412/Sri-La…

to find a good one.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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8. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Does anybody know how much would cost a taxi from Colombo to Kandy? It found out to be around 80 - 100 $, but since this was a couple of years ago, I would like to know if the rates have changed?

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9. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Hi there,

Still around Rs 9,000-10,000 which is USD 75 or so. The rupee prices have increased in those few years but it got compensated by exchange rate depreciation towards the dollar...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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10. Re: Train from Colombo to Kandy

Thank you :)

Cheers