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There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly, taxi  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura

$255 - $566

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 16 min

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

$32 - $43

Taxi  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura 113.9 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura 113.9 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura is to train which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 850 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 44000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Anuradhapura is 139 km. The road distance is 182.3 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 5 h 43 min and costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 850.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura is 182 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 87 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura 4 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 3 h 47 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
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 Sigiriya to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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