Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to Anuradhapura, and Return


By Bus

A-Z of Bus Routes in Sri Lanka

For Buses to Bandaranaike International Airport to Anuradhapura look for CMB


By Train

The nearest train station to CMB airport, Katunayake South, is approximately 1 KM, It is named Katunayaka Airport on the Sri Lanka Train Schedule Online . If in doubt, check the train times from Katunayake, which is the next station north.

Take the train to Colombo Fort, then change, and go on to Anuradhapura. 

Alternatively, take a bus from the Katunayake Bus Station (get there by tuk tuk) to Colombo Fort, and then by train to us. Or a taxi - approximately LKR 3,500

By far the easiest way to travel to us is on the #4 bus. See above.



The easiest way to get to destinations in Colombo, or destinations close to the airport is by taxi. You can download the app 'Pick Me' and choose a taxi, which will collect you. A small taxi can be hired for as little as LKR 32/KM, larger ones for LKR 45 / km. Expect to pay about LKR 3,500 (plus RS 300 toll) to be dropped in Mount Lavinia by the airport car and drivers, Negombo may set you back LKR 2,000 / £12, or less by 'Pick Me'.

We can arrange a hire car and driver to meet you at the airport and take you to Colombo destinations, or local destinations.

Pick Me' does not operate outside the Colombo area, but depending upon availability, we are able to match their prices.

Airport pickup

Should you wish to be met at the airport and be brought to Anuradhapura, we can arrange this.

A small car and driver (for 2 with luggage) will cost LKR 8,500 / £42.

A mini bus will cost from LKR 18,000 / £95.