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

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Train, bus  •  12 h 24 min

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

$8 - $15

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Taxi  •  3 h

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Puttalam 97.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Mannar to Puttalam 97.3 miles

$11 - $17

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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 12 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 24 min 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 3 h to drive from Mannar to Puttalam.

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There are 117+ 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: 12 h 24 min

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
7 h 57 min
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
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
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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