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There are 5 ways to get from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) by bus, taxi, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Chilaw to Vavuniya 87
  2. Take a taxi from Vavuniya to Mannar (Station)

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Chilaw to Puttalam
  2. Take the bus from Puttalam to Anuradhapura
  3. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Mannar

3 alternative options

Train  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Chilaw to Ragama Puttalam
  2. Take the train from Gampaha Station to Mannar Colombo

Taxi  •  4h 21m

  1. Take a taxi from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) 232.1 km

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) 232.1 km
Chilaw → Mannar (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mannar (Station) is 1912.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) is to train and bus which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) is to taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 16000 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chilaw to Mannar (Station). However, there are services departing from Chilaw and arriving at Mannar via Gampaha Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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It is 155 km from Chilaw to Mannar (Station). It is approximately 232.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4h 13m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Chilaw to Mannar (Station), including transfers.

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Chilaw to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Chilaw station.

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Chilaw to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Mannar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chilaw to Mannar (Station) is 232 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Chilaw to Mannar (Station).

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  • Distance: 155.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Chilaw, Sri Lanka and Mannar (Station), Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Chilaw to Mannar (Station) via Ragama and Gampaha Station in around 10h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Chilaw to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
Rs. 210 - Rs. 330
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 210 - Rs. 290
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 230 - Rs. 330
Train from Anuradhapura to Mannar
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 410
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 290 - Rs. 410
Train from Chilaw to Ragama
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
Rs. 230 - Rs. 360
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 230 - Rs. 310
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 260 - Rs. 360
Train from Gampaha Station to Mannar
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 450 - Rs. 750
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 450 - Rs. 600
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 750
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Puttalam to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 328
Other operators
Taxi from Vavuniya to Mannar (Station)
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Estimated price
Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk

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