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

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Train, bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Anuradhapura Talaimannar Pier to Colombo
  2. Take the bus from Anuradhapura to Puttalam Anuradhapura

Rs. 1597 - Rs. 2022

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Taxi  •  3h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Puttalam 121 km

Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Mannar to Puttalam 121 km

Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2600

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The cheapest way to get from Mannar to Puttalam is to train and bus which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2100 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar to Puttalam is to taxi which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500 and takes 3h 14m.

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The distance between Mannar and Puttalam is 105 km. The road distance is 121 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar to Puttalam without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 38m and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2100.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Mannar to Puttalam, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar to Puttalam is 121 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Mannar to Puttalam.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Puttalam. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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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 Anuradhapura, take the walk to Anuradhapura, then take the bus to Puttalam. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Puttalam.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Anuradhapura to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 328
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Estimated price
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9500

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