There are 6 ways to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa by plane, taxi, train 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 Colombo to Sigiriya  •  1 h 47 min

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

$250 - $587

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Polonnaruwa Express Train

$18 - $26

4 alternative options

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Polonnaruwa

$82 - $226

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa

$77 - $276

Taxi  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Polonnaruwa 123.8 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Polonnaruwa 123.8 miles

$15 - $22

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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
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 Katugastota to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3500 and takes 3 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Negombo to Polonnaruwa is to fly which takes 1 h 47 min and costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 95000.

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