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from negombo to kandy

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from negombo to kandy

What is the easiest and cheapest way to get from Negombo to Kandy for three students?

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1. Re: from negombo to kandy

Direct bus from Negombo bus stand, 2 x per hour, around 4 hours. Cab is always easier but costs FAR more...

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: from negombo to kandy

Thank you! What about the train?

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3. Re: from negombo to kandy

Detour through Colombo, hence 4.30-5 hours at least.

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4. Re: from negombo to kandy

Sorry for cross posting - does anyone know if its possible to do reservation for the bus? And bus times?

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5. Re: from negombo to kandy

If you'd read the forum better you would know that

* Solely superlux services can be reserved

* Feel free to check the reservation sites mentioned here

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29396…

but probably this route has no superlux service

* No timetables online, but the given 2 x per hour should suffice

* And as you board at starting point, more or less a seat guarantee

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: from negombo to kandy

Yes thank you so much !

At the end we have to try it out ;-)

2:30 in the night - taking bus 187 to the Bus station and waiting if a bus is coming.

Sounds like an adventure. I know maybe its better to move to negombo before but around this time we have to pay the night and again 1 night.

So at the moment we think about this for starting.

(Other option is the self drive but we do care about all your advices)

Thanks a lot!

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7. Re: from negombo to kandy

I once took a 0315h departure (colombo to kandy) to Kandy. The bus depot area was lively even at this time of night.

So you should be OK

Edited: 31 December 2017, 04:33
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