The average price of a 7-day trip to Kandy is $1,889 for a solo traveler, $3,393 for a couple, and $6,360 for a family of 4. Kandy hotels range from $25 to $268 per night with an average of $60, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) are between $1,226 and $2,266 per person for economy flights and $3,847 to $7,111 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $29 to $53 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Kandy, LK

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CMB and stay in a Kandy hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kandy is usually early October.

 

Average Kandy Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kandy for a week is $1,149-$2,867($164-$410 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $53 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $694 to $1,926 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $57 to $69 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kandy for a week is $3,110-$5,844($444-$835 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $106 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,388 to $3,852 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $95 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $57 to $69 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kandy for a week is $4,092-$10,328($585-$1,475 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $212 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,776 to $7,704 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $190 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $86 to $110 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kandy

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kandy? The cheapest trip to Kandy is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 9% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $22.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kandy for a week is $911-$2,407($130-$344 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $694 to $1,926 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $25 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kandy for a week is $1,696-$4,508($242-$644 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,388 to $3,852 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $25 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kandy for a week is $3,332-$8,830($476-$1,261 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,776 to $7,704 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $50 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $71 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Kandy cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kandy Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kandy.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kandy for a week is $2,885-$11,878($412-$1,697 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $61 to $106 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,804 to $5,778 for first class

Lodging: $109 to $268 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kandy for a week is $5,116-$18,398($731-$2,628 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $122 to $212 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,608 to $11,556 for first class

Lodging: $109 to $268 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $893 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kandy for a week is $10,232-$34,654($1,462-$4,951 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $244 to $424 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,216 to $23,112 for first class

Lodging: $218 to $536 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $658 to $1,429 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kandy Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kandy is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Kandy due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kandy Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kandy hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kandy.

 

Flight Costs to Kandy

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,266 average in late December to a low of $1,226 in early October. Median flight price is $1,285. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kandy our data includes 172 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kandy from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $10,419 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chennai International (MAA) in Chennai (India) at an average of just $162.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kandy, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,040, so you can easily save about 85% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kandy can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $379 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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