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Which is the easiest and not too expensive way from the airport to Kandy?

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Most people will take a the Airport Shuttle to Colombo fort, then either the train or bus to Kandy.

Via Train:
There is a less well known way that will save time and money. grab a taxi from (if a lot of luggage) to Gampaha station then take a train to Kandy.

Note: Train from Gampaha first train at 06:30 last train 18:18 approx 9 trains during the day.

Via Bus to either Negombo or Colombo Fort:
Negombo take the free free shuttle bus to Katunayake bus stand (runs about 3 times an hour) from the airport.There is not much room for luggage - max a big backpack - on the local buses. From there you can get the bus to Negombo.

Alternately take a Taxi to the Katunayake bus stand.

Then catch a bus from Negombo bus stand to Kandy.
Note: No night service and no AC Express buses the every 10-15 minutes by day.

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