There are 3 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura Town 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

$57 - $78

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 28 min

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay 192.6 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay is to taxi which takes 5 h 28 min and costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 23000.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Arugam Bay is 227 km. The road distance is 308 km.

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It takes approximately 15 h 8 min to get from Anuradhapura to Arugam Bay, including transfers.

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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.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura Town to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
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 - $4
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
$55 - $70

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