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There are 3 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kokuvil A.C. - Intercity / ...

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Jaffna 123.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna is to train which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 2100 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna is to train which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 2100 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Jaffna is 157 km. The road distance is 198.1 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 2100.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Jaffna is 198 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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 - $4 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 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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