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Rail services

Is there a train from Kandy to Hatton for the tea trails?

Also is there a service from Hatton to the International airport?

I cannot get in touch with Reddototurs to help me and cannot see anything on the rail sites

Many Thanks

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1. Re: Rail services

Hi there,

a) See www.railway.gov.lk. Direct trains Peradeniya (suburb of Kandy) and the odd one from Kandy itself to Hatton. From there taxi to Bogawantalawa for CTT.

b) Hatton to Colombo Fort service yes, see same site. From there taxi to airport, or 1 x per day (!) train Fort-airport, or local train (3rd class only on most of them) to Katunayaka junction station from which still 3 km per taxi to airport.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Rail services

Thank you very much for your swift reply. That is very useful information. I didn't realise that Peradeniya was a suburb of Kandy! Now we can get sorted!

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3. Re: Rail services


Most trains to the hill country do not go into Kandy town. You will have to get the train from Peradeniya station (about 7 km from Kandy).


Start: Peradeniya

Destination: Hatton

There are no trains going to the airport - except the once daily (at odd timings) luxury airport express from Colombo. Nearest railway station is Katunayake - about 2-3 km from the airport.

Going from Hatton you will have to change trains at either Ragama or Colombo (Maradana or Fort) to get a train to Katunayake.


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4. Re: Rail services

There is a special train from Colombo to Bandarawela. Here is the detail.

Special inter-city train between Colombo Fort and Bandarawela from December 11 to January 2 for the convenience of commuters during the December school vacation and the Christmas season.

The train will leave Colombo Fort at 8.35 am and reach Bandarawela at 4.10 pm on December 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31. On the return trip it will leave Bandarawela at 6.40 am and reach Colombo Fort at 2.15 pm on December 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and January 2.

It will stop over at Peradeniya, Gampola, Nawalapitiya, Hatton, Talawekelle, Nanuoya, Ambewela, Ohiya, Haputale and Diyatalawa on its way to Bandarawela and stop over at the Polgahawela station as well on the return trip to Colombo.

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