Directions from Anuradhapura to Negombo

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Colombo Commuter

$5 - $9

5 alternative options

Train via Anuradhapura Town  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Long Distance / ...

$5 - $9

Taxi, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. 4-7 / ...

$39 - $48

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 108.4 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 108.4 miles

$13 - $19

Taxi, fly  •  2 h 2 min

  1. GIU - CMB

$255 - $592

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

You can take a train from Anuradhapura to Negombo via Colombo Fort and Katunayake South in around 4 h 59 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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
$3 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
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
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Anuradhapura and Negombo is 138 km. The road distance is 173 km.

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1400 and takes 4 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h 2 min and costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 95000.

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo, including transfers.