Getting There

The city of Anuradhapura is 169 kilometres away from Bandaranaike International Airport and a long journey away. For those travelling from the airport to Anuradhapura, here are the best ways for you to reach your hotel.

Best way to get from BIA to Anuradhapura
Hiring a vehicle
Coming to Anuradhapura via a hired vehicle will take about 3.5 hours depending on the route taken. It's possible to hire a vehicle from the airport transfer service or privately through your agent or hotel.
Travelling by train
The most scenic route would be by train, tickets can be purchased at the station. Trains leave from the Colombo Fort Railway Station, check the schedules for the train times as there are 4 trains that stop by Anuradhapura on the way to their main destination.