What time do air conditioned buses run from Anuradhapura to Kandy?
My parents live in Anuradhapura and I live in Kandy, and I make this trip up and down at least once a month.
The earliest Intercity from A/pura to Kandy is at 4.30-5 AM from A/pura. Reaches Kandy at about 7.30AM, depends on the traffic.
The last bus departs at 7.30PM, reaches Kandy at 9.30-10PM but you will not find any other buses in A6 road (Kandy to Mahiyangana road which has many tourist hotels), Three-wheelers are available but expect to pay a slightly higher price. For A1 (Kandy to Colombo), you will find a bus even at the mid-night.
Kandy to A/pura buses are available every 30 mins from 6.30 AM to 6.45 PM.
You can call +94252225257 (A/pura bus depot) and ask them if they have buses available.
Also, there are 2 routes in between A/pura and Kandy. 42 and 43. A/C buses are only available in 43 because the 42 is a little bumpy road near A/pura. Buses in 42 route, IMO, are very uncomfortable compared to 43's.
Now there are buses in every 20 minutes from 5.15am to 5pm from kandy.from a,pura 4.45am to 5.15 pm.there normal 3 buses in route 43 and other buses in route 42.most effective normal bus i have seen is gampola-anuradhpura ctb bus from a.pura depot.if u wish to take it from gampola 12.30pm,kandy 2pm reach a,pura at 5.45-6.10pm.i dont know the time from a,pura.