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There are 2 ways to get from Madurai to Anuradhapura by plane, taxi or train

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Fly to Sigiriya, taxi

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Sigiriya (GIU)
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura

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Fly to Diyawanna Oya, train

  1. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO)
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Anuradhapura
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Anuradhapura is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Anuradhapura is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Anuradhapura is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Yes, entry into India from Sri Lanka is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madurai to Anuradhapura is to fly and train which costs ₹7,500 - ₹21,000 and takes 19h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Madurai to Anuradhapura is to fly and taxi which costs ₹9,500 - ₹23,000 and takes 16h 16m.

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The distance between Madurai and Anuradhapura is 309 km.

It takes approximately 16h 16m to get from Madurai to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madurai Airport to Sigiriya Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 30m and has one stopover.

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Cinnamon Air, IndiGo Airlines and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madurai Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Madurai to Madurai Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs ₹280 - ₹340.

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Map of how to get from Madurai to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 308.7 km
  • Duration: 16h 16m

What companies run services between Madurai, India and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Madurai to Anuradhapura. However, you can take the taxi to Madurai airport, fly to Sigiriya, then take the taxi to Anuradhapura. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Madurai airport, fly to Diyawanna Oya, take the taxi to Fort Station, then take the train to Anuradhapura.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madurai to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 31000 - Rs. 170000
Flights from Madurai to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 36000 - Rs. 95000
Flights from Madurai to Sigiriya via Bengaluru, Colombo
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 42000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 30000 - Rs. 160000
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 90000
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Bengaluru, Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 40000 - Rs. 180000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madurai to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 36000 - Rs. 95000
Flights from Madurai to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 31000 - Rs. 170000
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 90000
Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Estimated price
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8000
Taxi Dambulla
Phone
+94 76 36 05 437
Website
taxidambulla.wordpress.com
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site

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