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There are 3 ways to get from Mannar to Puttalam by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Colombo Fort Long Distance
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$7 - $14

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Taxi  •  3h

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Puttalam 97.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Mannar to Puttalam 97.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Mannar to Puttalam is to train and bus which costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 2500 and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 12000 and takes 3h.

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The distance between Mannar and Puttalam is 105 km. The road distance is 155.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar to Puttalam without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 24m and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 2500.

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It takes approximately 12h 24m to get from Mannar to Puttalam, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar to Puttalam is 156 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Mannar to Puttalam.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Puttalam. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mannar to Puttalam.
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  • Distance: 65.7 miles
  • Duration: 12h 24m

What companies run services between Mannar, Sri Lanka and Puttalam, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Mannar to Puttalam. However, you can take the taxi to Mannar, take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Pettah CTB, then take the bus to Puttalam. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Puttalam.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Mannar to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
3h 45m
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 Mannar to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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