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There are 4 ways to get from Badulla to Anuradhapura by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Badulla to Pettah CTB 99
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7
  3. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Anuradhapura

$32 - $45

Cheapest option

Train  •  15h

  1. Take the train from Badulla Station to Fort Station Badulla
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura Station Colombo

$3 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Anuradhapura 132.3 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Badulla to Anuradhapura 132.3 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Badulla to Anuradhapura is to train which costs Rs. 450 - Rs. 1600 and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Badulla to Anuradhapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 17000 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Badulla station to Anuradhapura station. However, there are services departing from Badulla Station and arriving at Anuradhapura Station via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h.

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The distance between Badulla and Anuradhapura is 163 km. The road distance is 211.8 km.

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The best way to get from Badulla to Anuradhapura without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 13h 1m and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 13h 1m to get from Badulla to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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Badulla to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Badulla Station.

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Badulla to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Anuradhapura Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Badulla to Anuradhapura is 212 km. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Badulla to Anuradhapura.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 102 miles
  • Duration: 13h 1m

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

You can take a train from Badulla to Anuradhapura via Fort Station in around 15h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Badulla Station to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura Station
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Badulla to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam
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 Puttalam to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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