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There are 9 ways to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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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

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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

$45 - $58

Train via Mirigama  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Kalutara South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take the train from Mirigama to Anuradhapura Town Express Train

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Anuradhapura 155.5 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Kalutara to Anuradhapura 155.5 miles

$18 - $28

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

$36 - $171

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

$249 - $587

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$57 - $239

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, train, taxi  •  6 h 52 min

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

$75 - $278

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The cheapest way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura is to train which costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 850 and takes 6 h.

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

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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.

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The distance between Kalutara and Anuradhapura is 199 km. The road distance is 248.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs Rs. 210 - Rs. 850.

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

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Kalutara to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Kalutara South 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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Kalutara to Anuradhapura train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Anuradhapura Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalutara to Anuradhapura is 249 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Kalutara to Anuradhapura.

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  • Distance: 124.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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 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
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
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Mirigama to Anuradhapura Town
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 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 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 Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
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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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kalutara to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3000.

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