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There are 8 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Galle by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $7

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Taxi, bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
  2. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station

$33 - $41

Taxi  •  4h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Galle 199.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Galle 199.6 miles

$24 - $35

Train to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$54 - $303

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take the bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station

$79 - $394

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo, train  •  6h

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

$251 - $588

Train to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle

$48 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 360 - Rs. 1200 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Galle is to train and fly which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 55000 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Anuradhapura to Galle. However, there are services departing from Anuradhapura and arriving at Galle via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Galle is 254 km. The road distance is 319.3 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Galle without a car is to train which takes 6h 12m and costs Rs. 360 - Rs. 1200.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Anuradhapura to Galle, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Galle is 319 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Anuradhapura to Galle.

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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and Galle, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Anuradhapura to Galle via Colombo Fort in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
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 Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
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 Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2725+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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