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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus, taxi  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  3. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$52 - $72

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay 192.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay 192.6 miles

$23 - $35

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Arugam Bay

$519 - $1,014

Train to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Arugam Bay

$299 - $854

Train to Katugastota, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Arugam Bay

$404 - $679

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 85000 - Rs. 180000 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Arugam Bay is 227 km. The road distance is 308.2 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 14 h and costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 13000.

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It takes approximately 14 h to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay is 308 km. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Arugam Bay. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay.
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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 14 h

What companies run services between Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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