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There are 8 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Anuradhapura to Pettah
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya

Cheapest option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Fort Station
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya

6 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Fort Station
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from Matara Bus Station to Udawalawe

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Maradana
  2. Take the train from Maradana to Beliatta
  3. Take a taxi from Beliatta to Udawalawe

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe

Drive

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, taxi

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Maradana
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF)
  3. Take a taxi from Hatton to Udawalawe

Train, taxi to Kandy, fly to Koggala, taxi

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala Station
  2. Take a taxi from Kurunegala Station to Kandy
  3. Fly from Kandy (KDW) to Koggala (KCT)
  4. Take a taxi from Koggala to Udawalawe
Anuradhapura → Udawalawe
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Udawalawe is 1912.

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The social distance requirement in Udawalawe is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe is to train and bus which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2000 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe is to taxi which costs Rs. 29000 - Rs. 35000 and takes 5h 6m.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Udawalawe is 215 km. The road distance is 303.5 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe without a car is to bus which takes 8h 16m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 16m to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Udawalawe is 304 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Udawalawe. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe.
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  • Distance: 214.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 16m

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

You can take a bus from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe via Pettah, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Embilipitiya in around 8h 16m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4700 - Rs. 70000
Flights from Kandy to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 9500 - Rs. 95000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4700 - Rs. 70000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 360 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 360 - Rs. 480
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 420 - Rs. 600
Train from Anuradhapura to Maradana
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 360 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 360 - Rs. 480
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 410 - Rs. 600
Train from Maradana to Beliatta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 550
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 340 - Rs. 460
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 390 - Rs. 550
3rd Class
Rs. 130
2nd Class
Rs. 240
Train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 420
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 360
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 420
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 240 - Rs. 320
Book at
busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 240 - Rs. 320
Semi Lux
Rs. 390 - Rs. 470
AirCon
Rs. 500 - Rs. 600
Super Lux
Rs. 868
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Semi Lux
Rs. 260 - Rs. 320
AirCon
Rs. 360 - Rs. 410
Super Lux
Rs. 612
Other operators
Taxi from Matara Bus Station to Udawalawe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 5500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site

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