There are 6 ways to get from Kalutara 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  •  6 h

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

$1 - $5

5 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 36 min

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

$46 - $65

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Anuradhapura 155.5 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Anuradhapura 155.5 miles

$18 - $28

Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya, taxi  •  5 h 29 min

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

$251 - $592

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$37 - $174

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

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kalutara South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $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
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
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kalutara to Anuradhapura?

The distance between Kalutara and Anuradhapura is 199 km. The road distance is 249 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura?

The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura is to train which costs Rs. 200 - Rs. 800 and takes 6 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura?

The quickest way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura is to taxi which takes 4 h 3 min and costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 19000.

Is there a direct train between Kalutara and Anuradhapura?

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

How long does it take to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura?

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura, including transfers.