There are 3 ways to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Polgahawela Local Trains / ...
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Polonnaruwa Express Train

$7 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Polonnaruwa 87.7 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa 87.7 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kandy and Polonnaruwa is 82 km. The road distance is 140.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Polonnaruwa is 140 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between Kandy, Sri Lanka and Polonnaruwa, North Central, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Kandy to Polonnaruwa via Polgahawela and Polonnaruwa in around 7 h 52 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Train from Polgahawela to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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