Kandy Airports

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Kandy's Airport Information

The closest international airport to Kandy is the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) which is about 105 kilometers away from the city center. You are very much likely to land at this airport close to Kandy if you’re flying from an international destination. The airport can be busy at times, so make sure you are prepared for any sudden delays. Despite the rush, you should still be able to navigate yourself through the airport. The signboards are very clearly marked in English, so you will have nothing to worry about. There is very little chance of you not being able to find your way. Suppose it is the case, you could always talk to one of the locals around who will be more than happy to help.

The airport features plenty of local and international shops and eateries that can cater to your shopping needs if either you want something for yourself or to grab a quick bite. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi, so you can still be connected even you if you have not yet got a local mobile connection. Stop at the duty free for some amazing deals on chocolate, consumer electronics etc.

Top "on the go" tours in Kandy

Customized Hiking & Adventurous Tours in Sri Lanka


€45.00 p.p.

Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella


€42.00 p.p.

Private Driver for a Day & Airport Pick-up


€25.00 p.p.

Transfer to/from the Kandy city center

You have the option of transferring from the airport to Kandy either through a private taxi or in a bus. The former option is the most popular as you can catch plenty of taxis parked outside the terminal. Not feeling too comfortable to get in one of those? Opt for one our local guides to arrange for an airport transfer to Kandy. The ride should take approximately two hours. This is the best option especially if you’re travelling with your family and you have too many luggage to carry.

If you’re traveling alone and are considering the cheaper option, there’s a bus route that stops directly at Kandy. The length of the ride maybe longer but can be very cost effective. Make sure you ask one of the locals there how you could get the bus and it shouldn’t be hard to find. You also have the option of choosing an air-conditioned bus that is usually double the rate of the normal service.

Though there is no direct link from the airport to Kandy by train, you could get to the Colombo Fort railway station and then travel to Kandy by train which is another popular alternative.

With the expressway that is currently being built, the travel time from the airport to Kandy would hopefully reduce making it is very convenient for you to get directly to the city.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Amy Manoshi

All About Curry - Private Cooking class

Manoshi was a great cookery teacher. I loved the private one on one class, as I got to be involved with all the preparation and cooking. The dishes we made were veggie friendly and some of the best I tasted in all my trip in Sri Lanka.

She organised a pick up and drop off from my hotel, making it easy for me as a traveller. The venue of the cookery class is well equipped and spacious.

The ingredients were all laid out beautifully, and she packed up leftovers for me at the end.

I really recommend this cookery class for anyone interested in easy Sri Lankan dishes.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Gareth Manoshi

All About Curry - Private Cooking class

We had a great time doing it our cookery class with Manoshi. Clear instructions and an interactive experience, not just watching! Amazing smells and tastes, we loved the dishes she showed us. Now we have the recipes, will definitely try them at home.
Thank you so much Manoshi.

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Dominik Deshan

Hike the Adam's Peak and Catch the Sunrise

We made a trip from Kandy to the Adams Peak. He showed us not just the Adams Peak. We discovered a few other areas like a Tea Factory, went river rafting and he also told us much about sri lankan culture and animals! We liked it very much! We hardly recommend this guy to all people how want to explore sri lanka with a private guide!