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There are 3 ways to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Dehiattakandiya 35-1

$35 - $44

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Polonnaruwa 104 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Ella to Polonnaruwa 104 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa is to drive which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3200 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 3h 1m.

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The distance between Ella and Polonnaruwa is 118 km. The road distance is 166.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa without a car is to bus which takes 6h 37m and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Polonnaruwa is 166 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Ella to Polonnaruwa.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 74 miles
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Polonnaruwa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Wellawaya to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
$2 - $3
Super Lux
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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