COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in Sri Lanka. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Dehiwala to Anuradhapura Colombo

Rs. 370 - Rs. 600

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Anuradhapura Colombo

Rs. 1742 - Rs. 2099

Taxi  •  3h 50m

  1. Take a taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura 221.5 km

Rs. 18000 - Rs. 23000

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura 221.5 km

Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4500

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  2h 26m

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

Rs. 12404 - Rs. 66087

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Kandy, taxi, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kandy (KDW) DWO - KDW
  2. Take a taxi from Kandy to Kurunegala Station
  3. Take the train from Kurunegala Station to Anuradhapura

Rs. 8412 - Rs. 46360

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sri Lanka

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Sri Lanka. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Sri Lanka.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders will begin to reopen in Sri Lanka from August 1.

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Sri Lanka from May 25.

International flights leaving Sri Lanka are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: July 13 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura is to train which costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 600 and takes 3h 56m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 70000 and takes 2h 26m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dehiwala and arriving at Anuradhapura. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 56m.

More details

The distance between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and Anuradhapura is 174 km. The road distance is 221.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 600.

More details

The train from Dehiwala to Anuradhapura takes 3h 56m including transfers and departs twice daily.

More details

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Dehiwala station.

More details

The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100 and takes 5h 29m.

Mode details

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

Search flights

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Anuradhapura station.

More details

Map of how to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 174.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Dehiwala to Anuradhapura twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 370 - Rs. 600 and the journey takes 3h 56m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Anuradhapura 4 times a day. Tickets cost Rs. 220 - Rs. 300 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 75000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 65000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 3200 - Rs. 55000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 2300 - Rs. 39000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Dehiwala to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 370 - Rs. 600
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 370 - Rs. 490
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 430 - Rs. 600
Train from Kurunegala Station to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 420
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 360
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 420
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 220 - Rs. 300
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 220 - Rs. 300
Semi Lux
Rs. 350 - Rs. 430
AirCon
Rs. 470 - Rs. 550
Super Lux
Rs. 795
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Estimated price
Rs. 18000 - Rs. 23000
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com
Budget Taxi
Phone
+94 11 72 99 299
Website
budgettaxilk.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to plan an amazing trip around Scandinavia, South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan and Flying into Beijing? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura is 221 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Anuradhapura.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 320+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 36 min and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 5500.

More details