There are 4 ways to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa by plane, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$250 - $586

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Polonnaruwa Express Train

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Polonnaruwa 123.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Polonnaruwa 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3500 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa is to fly which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 95000 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Polonnaruwa is 152 km. The road distance is 198 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Polonnaruwa is Sigiriya (GIU) Airport which is 31.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Batticaloa (BTC) (78.1 km), Katugastota (KDZ) (78.4 km), Colombo (CMB) (149.3 km) and Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (166.5 km).

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Map of how to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 95 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Negombo to Polonnaruwa twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Polonnaruwa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 5 h 52 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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