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Bus vs. Train - Colombo Airport - Kandy

Krakow, Poland
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Bus vs. Train - Colombo Airport - Kandy


I will be at Colombo Airport around 5:30 am, as I have no luggage, only cabin bag, so getting out should be quick and easy.

My question is which od these two bugdet patchs is the quickest one.

1. Taking 187 or Tuk Tuk and to the bus stand where I can catch bus to Kandy

2. Taking 187 to Colombo Fort, and then train (I saw at eservices.railway.gov.lk schedule that some trains like the one on 8:30 need only 2 and half hour to get to Kandy)

Thank You

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Bus vs. Train - Colombo Airport - Kandy

Hi there,

Timewise bus should win. Tuktuk to B-G, then 2 buses per hour taking 3-3.30 hours to Kandy.


<Erik> & [Sandya]

puerto princesa
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2. Re: Bus vs. Train - Colombo Airport - Kandy

I was in Sri Lanka recently and i grabbed a tuktuk to the bus station in Negombo (500 RPS) and found the bus that leaves every 30 minutes or so. I think it took about 3 hours. Trains are infrequent. The bus passes by the airport but you will be unlikely to find a seat as it fills up long before it stops there.

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