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There are 7 ways to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Polgahawela Station Colombo / ...

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Bus, train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Ambalangoda
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Polgahawela Station Colombo / ...

Bus via Kegalle  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Ambalangoda
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle Colombo

Bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Ambalangoda
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Polgahawela Colombo-Trincomalee

Taxi  •  2h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela 159.1 km

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela 159.1 km

Bus, fly, taxi  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kandy (KDW) DWO - KDW
  3. Take a taxi from Kandy to Polgahawela

Ambalangoda to Polgahawela by train

46 Weekly Trains
3h 23m Average Duration
Rs. 332 Cheapest Price
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Ambalangoda → Polgahawela
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The cheapest way to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela is to bus and train which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 550 and takes 4h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela is to taxi. Taking this option will cost Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000 and takes 2h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Polgahawela via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela station. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Polgahawela Station via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Ambalangoda and Polgahawela is 125 km. The road distance is 159.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 750.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela, including transfers.

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Ambalangoda to Polgahawela bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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Ambalangoda to Polgahawela train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs Rs. 330 - Rs. 750. Alternatively, you can bus via Kegalle, which costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1300 and takes 5h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela.
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  • Distance: 125.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Ambalangoda, Southern, Sri Lanka and Polgahawela, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela via Fort Station in around 3h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Kegalle in around 5h 4m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 40000 - Rs. 90000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 40000 - Rs. 90000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
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12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 240 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 102
2nd Class
Rs. 189
Train from Fort Station to Polgahawela Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 230 - Rs. 360
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 230 - Rs. 310
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 260 - Rs. 360
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Semi Lux
Rs. 140 - Rs. 180
AirCon
Rs. 210 - Rs. 240
Super Lux
Rs. 362
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
AirCon
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 327
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Estimated price
Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000
Hikkaduwa Taxi Service
Phone
+94 76 695 2292
Website
hikkaduwataxiservice.com
Bentota Taxi
Phone
+94 71 39 09 573
Website
bentotataxi.com

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Kandy Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Ambalangoda to Polgahawela bus services, operated by Superline Travels, arrive at Polgahawela station.

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Ambalangoda to Polgahawela train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Polgahawela Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambalangoda to Polgahawela is 159 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Ambalangoda to Polgahawela.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Kandy Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Polgahawela. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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