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

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Bus, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura Town A.C. - Intercity / ...

$2 - $5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Anuradhapura 48.6 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Anuradhapura 48.6 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Anuradhapura is to bus and train which costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 900 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Anuradhapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Puttalam and Anuradhapura is 71 km. The road distance is 77.7 km.

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Anuradhapura without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 46 min and costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Puttalam to Anuradhapura, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Anuradhapura is 78 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Puttalam to Anuradhapura.

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There are 381+ hotels available in Anuradhapura. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puttalam to Anuradhapura.
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  • Distance: 44.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

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

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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 Puttalam to Pettah CTB
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 25 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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