There are 5 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Katunayake South Colombo Commuter

$5 - $9

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Taxi, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
  2. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...

$36 - $45

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Negombo 108.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Negombo 108.4 miles

$13 - $19

Taxi, fly  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$252 - $589

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Negombo is 138 km. The road distance is 173.4 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo without a car is to train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Negombo is 173 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Anuradhapura to Negombo.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 937+ hotels available in Negombo. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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
Every 4 hours
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 Katunayake South
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 - $2
Super Lux
$3
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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