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

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Bus, night train  •  21 h 10 min

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

$8 - $15

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Taxi  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Mannar 97.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Mannar 97.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Mannar is to bus and night train which costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2600 and takes 21 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Mannar is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 12000 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Mannar without a car is to bus and night train which takes 21 h 10 min and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 2600.

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It takes approximately 21 h 10 min to get from Puttalam to Mannar, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Mannar is 156 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Puttalam to Mannar.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Mannar. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puttalam to Mannar.
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  • Distance: 65.7 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 10 min

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

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

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Colombo Fort to Mannar
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
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 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Mannar
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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