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There are 3 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Mannar Colombo

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Taxi  •  2h 13m

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) 120.2 km

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) 120.2 km

Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) by train

The train journey time between Anuradhapura and Mannar (Station) is around 2h 35m and covers a distance of around 103 km. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) train service departs from Anuradhapura and arrives in Mannar. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
2h 35m Average Duration
Rs. 260 Cheapest Price
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Anuradhapura → Mannar (Station)
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Last updated: 4 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) is to train which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 410 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000 and takes 2h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Anuradhapura and arriving at Mannar. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Mannar (Station) is 93 km. The road distance is 120.2 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) without a car is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 410.

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The train from Anuradhapura to Mannar takes 2h 35m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Anuradhapura station.

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Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Mannar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station) is 120 km. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station).

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  • Distance: 92.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

What companies run services between Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and Mannar (Station), Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Anuradhapura to Mannar once daily. Tickets cost Rs. 260 - Rs. 410 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
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Taxi from Anuradhapura to Mannar (Station)
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000
SS Cabs
+ 94 71 16 73 673
+ 94 27 49 76 060

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