There are 8 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Galle by train, taxi, bus, 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  •  6 h 12 min

  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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Train via Anuradhapura Town  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura Town to Colombo Fort Long Distance / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle Express Train / ...

$2 - $7

Taxi, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  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

$36 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Galle 199.6 miles

$24 - $35

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

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

$367 - $685

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

  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

$253 - $590

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

  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

$478 - $958

Train, train to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Polgahawela
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Hatton
  3. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$30 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 1100 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Galle is to train and fly which costs Rs. 55000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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

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

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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 6 h 12 min.

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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 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
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 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Anuradhapura to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Polgahawela to Hatton
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
$4
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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