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There are 9 ways to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus

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

Cheapest

Train

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Polonnaruwa

Bus, train

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

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa

Drive

  1. Drive from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Kandy, taxi

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

Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU)

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Hatton, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF)
  3. Take a taxi from Hatton to Polonnaruwa

Train to Colombo, fly to Batticaloa, taxi

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC)
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa is to bus and train which costs Rs. 900 - Rs. 1300 and takes 10h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa is to taxi which takes 4h 29m and costs Rs. 27000 - Rs. 32000.

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The distance between Ambalangoda and Polonnaruwa is 216 km. The road distance is 300.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa without a car is to bus which takes 8h 7m and costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 4900.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa is to bus which takes 8h 7m and costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 4900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1600 and takes 8h 55m.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa is 300 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa.

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 216.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and Dambulla in around 8h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa via Fort Station and Polonnaruwa in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 70000 - Rs. 140000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 43000 - Rs. 140000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kandy
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 170000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 43000 - Rs. 140000
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
Book at
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 Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 420 - Rs. 700
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 420 - Rs. 550
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 480 - Rs. 700
Train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 250 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 105
2nd Class
Rs. 193
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 Dambulla
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Semi Lux
Rs. 250 - Rs. 300
AirCon
Rs. 340 - Rs. 390
Super Lux
Rs. 578
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Ambalangoda to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Estimated price
Rs. 27000 - Rs. 32000
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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