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There are 3 ways to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa by train, taxi or car

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Map of how to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Kandy to Polonnaruwa via Polgahawela and Polonnaruwa in around 7 hours 52 minutes.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Kandy to Polgahawela
Avg. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Polgahawela to Polonnaruwa
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

How far is it from Kandy to Polonnaruwa?

The distance between Kandy and Polonnaruwa is 82 km. The road distance is 140 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa?

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa is to train which costs Rs. 1800 and takes 7 hours 52 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa?

The quickest way to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa is to taxi which takes 2 hours 25 minutes and costs Rs. 11000.

How long does it take to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa?

It takes approximately 7 hours 52 minutes to get from Kandy to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.