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

from

€45.00 p.p.

Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

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€42.00 p.p.

Private Driver for a Day & Airport Pick-up

from

€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

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Cara Chaminda Roshan
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Amazing Waterfalls Day Trip by Tuk Tuk including Lunch

The day we spend with Roshan was breathtaking! We spend our day with him and his tuktuk in the knuckels range, the most beautiful viewpoints ever. Sometimes we stopt to hike to amazing waterfalls where Roshan talked about the plants and its function: limon grass, peper, coffee, tea. No tourist, only local people what made it so special. He let us show the beauty of Sri Lanka in Kandy what nobody sees. We had an amazing swim, a lovely diner made by his wife and a amazing time. We were back so much later than expected, he didn't look at the time what was even more amazing. We will never forget this trip and our lovely host Roshan. You have to do this!!!!

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Jacqueline Deshan
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Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

We had only 2 days to get a taste of the hill country and Deshan made the very best out of our limited time, even though we booked super last minute. Wonderful views, great hiking trips, good local food and of course the tea, the trip included everything what we hoped for.
Deshan is a really likable, friendly and caring and had answers for all our questions. He took care of everything e. g. train tickets and hotel in Ella. We would definitely recommend him as a guide for your trip to Sri Lanka.
Anna & Jackie

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Ida Vishwa
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Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

Me and my husband had a great, fun and sportive morning in this mountainbike trip with Vishwa! Very good quality bikes in good shape, thick tires and a high frame (for tall people). It was a beautiful (also challenging) ride, through the mountains with spectacular views of Kandy, and through villages. Vishwa was very focussed on giving us a good time, adjusting the route to our skills and interests. He can make it an easier ride or more challenging if you wish. He brings drinks and snacks and can tell a lot about the plants, birds etc. It was a great workout and Vishwa is a wonderful guide!