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There are 6 ways to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura Colombo / ...

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Ambalangoda
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Anuradhapura Colombo

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Bus, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Ambalangoda
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura Colombo / ...

Taxi  •  4h 28m

  1. Take a taxi from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura 295.8 km

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura 295.8 km

Train, fly, taxi  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  3. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura

Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura by train

The train journey time between Ambalangoda and Anuradhapura is around 5h 48m and covers a distance of around 289 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Services are operated by Sri Lanka Railways. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

46 Weekly Trains
5h 48m Average Duration
Rs. 462 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura is to bus which costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 460 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 28000 - Rs. 34000 and takes 4h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Anuradhapura via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Anuradhapura via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Ambalangoda and Anuradhapura is 234 km. The road distance is 295.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs Rs. 460 - Rs. 1000.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs Rs. 460 - Rs. 1000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 460 and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 234.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Ambalangoda, Southern, Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura via Fort Station in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 70000 - Rs. 140000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 170000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
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12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 240 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 102
2nd Class
Rs. 189
Train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 360 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 360 - Rs. 480
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 420 - Rs. 600
Train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 250 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 105
2nd Class
Rs. 193
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Semi Lux
Rs. 140 - Rs. 180
AirCon
Rs. 210 - Rs. 240
Super Lux
Rs. 362
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 220 - Rs. 300
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 220 - Rs. 300
Semi Lux
Rs. 350 - Rs. 430
AirCon
Rs. 470 - Rs. 550
Super Lux
Rs. 794
Other operators
Taxi from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Estimated price
Rs. 28000 - Rs. 34000
Hikkaduwa Taxi Service
Phone
+94 76 695 2292
Website
hikkaduwataxiservice.com
Bentota Taxi
Phone
+94 71 39 09 573
Website
bentotataxi.com

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Anuradhapura station.

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Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Anuradhapura station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura is 296 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Ambalangoda to Anuradhapura.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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