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

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Train  •  4h 59m

  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  •  6h 20m

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

$36 - $45

Taxi  •  3h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Negombo 108.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Negombo 108.4 miles

$13 - $19

Taxi, fly  •  2h 2m

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

$252 - $589

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo is to train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1500 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Negombo is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 43000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 2h 2m.

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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 4h 59m and costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1500.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m 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 30m.

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 950+ 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: 4h 59m

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 4h 59m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
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
1h 2m
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
3h 45m
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
1h 24m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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