There are 9 ways to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Colombo Fort A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$2 - $7

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Train via Anuradhapura Town  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura Town to Maradana Long Distance / ...
  2. Take the train from Maradana to Unawatuna Express Train / ...

$2 - $7

Taxi, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
  2. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station

$37 - $46

Taxi  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna 198.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna 198.4 miles

$24 - $35

Train to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$364 - $682

Taxi to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Unawatuna

$530 - $1,020

Train to Katugastota, fly to Hambantota, taxi  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Unawatuna

$309 - $860

Train, train to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Polgahawela
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Hatton
  3. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$28 - $214

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna is to train which costs Rs. 350 - Rs. 1100 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna is to train and fly which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna. However, there are services departing from Anuradhapura and arriving at Unawatuna via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Anuradhapura and Unawatuna is 256 km. The road distance is 317.4 km.

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The best way to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna without a car is to train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs Rs. 350 - Rs. 1100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna, including transfers.

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Anuradhapura to Unawatuna train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Anuradhapura station.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Anuradhapura to Unawatuna train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Unawatuna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anuradhapura to Unawatuna is 317 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2804+ hotels available in Unawatuna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna.
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  • Distance: 159.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and Unawatuna, Southern, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Anuradhapura to Unawatuna via Colombo Fort in around 7 h 17 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
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
$2 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Anuradhapura Town to Maradana
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Maradana to Unawatuna
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Anuradhapura to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Anuradhapura to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Polgahawela to Hatton
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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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