There are 4 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna by train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Train via Anuradhapura Town  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Long Distance

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. 123.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Anuradhapura to Jaffna twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Anuradhapura Town to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Anuradhapura and Jaffna is 157 km. The road distance is 198 km.

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna is to train which costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2100 and takes 2 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2100.

It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna, including transfers.