There are 9 ways to get from Bentota to Anuradhapura by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$1 - $5

8 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Aluthgama to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7
  3. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Anuradhapura

$31 - $43

Taxi  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Anuradhapura 170.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Bentota to Anuradhapura 170.6 miles

$20 - $30

Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take the train from Kandy to Anuradhapura

$54 - $193

Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya, taxi  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Aluthgama to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  3. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura

$249 - $587

Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$75 - $261

Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Batticaloa, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bentota to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  3. Take the train from Batticaloa to Kekirawa

$81 - $282

Train to Koggala, fly to Katugastota, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bentota to Habaraduwa
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  3. Take the train from Kandy to Anuradhapura

$188 - $365

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Bentota to Anuradhapura. However, there are services departing from Aluthgama and arriving at Anuradhapura Town via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Bentota and Anuradhapura is 215 km. The road distance is 273 km.

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The best way to get from Bentota to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 6 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Bentota to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bentota to Anuradhapura is 273 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Bentota to Anuradhapura.

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

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There are 367+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bentota to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Bentota to Anuradhapura via Colombo Fort in around 6 h 33 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Aluthgama to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura Town
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 Kandy to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Gampola to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Batticaloa to Kekirawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Bentota to Habaraduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Pettah CTB to Puttalam
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 Puttalam to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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