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There are 5 ways to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa by taxi, bus, train, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Matara
  2. Take the bus from Matara to Maharagama
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla

Rs. 10429 - Rs. 12604

Cheapest option

Taxi, train  •  12h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Beliatta to Fort Station
  3. Take the train from Fort Station to Polonnaruwa

Rs. 3858 - Rs. 5442

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4h 43m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa 175.3 miles

Rs. 15000 - Rs. 19000

Drive  •  4h 43m

  1. Drive from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa 175.3 miles

Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500

Fly, taxi  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Polonnaruwa

Rs. 51667 - Rs. 146151

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The cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa is to drive which costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa is to taxi which costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 19000 and takes 4h 43m.

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The distance between Hambantota and Polonnaruwa is 202 km. The road distance is 280.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 8h 45m and costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000.

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It takes approximately 8h 45m to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hambantota to Polonnaruwa is 281 km. It takes approximately 4h 43m to drive from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at Rs. 1938 per night.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Hambantota Airport is to taxi which takes 43m and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3200.

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Map of how to get from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 126.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 45m

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

There is no direct connection from Hambantota to Polonnaruwa. However, you can take the taxi to Matara, take the bus to Maharagama, take the taxi to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Dambulla, then take the taxi to Polonnaruwa. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Beliatta, take the train to Fort Station, take the train to Polonnaruwa, then take the taxi to Polonnaruwa.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 39000 - Rs. 250000
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 40000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 40000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Beliatta to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 550
Book at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 95 - Rs. 150
2nd Class
Rs. 160 - Rs. 270
1st Class
Rs. 420 - Rs. 550
Train from Fort Station to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 230 - Rs. 750
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 130 - Rs. 200
2nd Class
Rs. 230 - Rs. 370
1st Class
Rs. 550 - Rs. 750
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Semi Lux
Rs. 230 - Rs. 290
AirCon
Rs. 320 - Rs. 370
Super Lux
Rs. 548
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 15 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. 581
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Matara
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Estimated price
Rs. 4700 - Rs. 6000
Mr Cabs
Phone
+94 77 34 30 238
Website
mrcabshambantota.business.site

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