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Haputale to Bandaranaike Airport

muscat
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Haputale to Bandaranaike Airport

Hello all

I am travelling with 3 children from Negombo to Dambulla, Kandy & then Haputale. We will have a driver, but need to make our way back to the airport as painlessly as possible. Does anyone know approximately how long that will take and have any recommendations on the best way to do that? I am happy to break the journey overnight somewhere to avoid too many hours in the car.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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1. Re: Haputale to Bandaranaike Airport

Hi there,

The A4 Haputale-Ratnapura road and then crossing the Colombo-Kandy corridor east of Colombo seems best. Still would take around 6-7 hours altogether. Whether that needs breaking up in the middle is subjective, depending on your flight time I guess not really.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Haputale to Bandaranaike Airport

Thank you Erik - that's a great help. I think that 6 or 7 hours is probably a bit much for my kids to do in one day. It looks like Rantapura might be a good place to break the journey - or do you have any other recommendations of a nice place to spend a night?

Thanks Erik - your advice is much appreciated.

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3. Re: Haputale to Bandaranaike Airport

Yes could be a good break, about 3 hours to there. Rathnaloka is the usual place, reviews are quite mixed but if the price is low enough...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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