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Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. 35-1

$39 - $48

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 1 min

  1. 104 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. 104 miles

$12 - $19

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 5 h 15 min.

Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ella and Polonnaruwa is 118 km. The road distance is 166 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Polonnaruwa is to drive which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2900 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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

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