There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Anuradhapura by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura Town A.C. - Intercity / ...

$5 - $9

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Bus, taxi  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Anuradhapura

$35 - $47

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Anuradhapura 108.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Anuradhapura 108.4 miles

$13 - $19

Fly, taxi  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura

$252 - $589

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The distance between Negombo and Anuradhapura is 138 km. The road distance is 173.4 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Anuradhapura without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Negombo to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Anuradhapura is 173 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Negombo to Anuradhapura.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 367+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Negombo, Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Negombo to Anuradhapura via Katunayake South and Colombo Fort in around 5 h 58 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
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
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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