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There are 4 ways to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the train from Polonnaruwa to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak 153.9 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak 153.9 miles

$18 - $27

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Adam’s Peak

$279 - $624

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak is to train and bus which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 4400 and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 48000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Polonnaruwa and Adam’s Peak is 137 km. The road distance is 246.2 km.

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The best way to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h and costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 4400.

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It takes approximately 11 h to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak is 246 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak.

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

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There are 187+ hotels available in Adam’s Peak. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya Airport is to taxi which takes 1 h 5 min and costs Rs. 4100 - Rs. 5000.

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Map of how to get from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

What companies run services between Polonnaruwa, North Central, Sri Lanka and Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak. However, you can take the taxi to Polonnaruwa, take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Pettah CTB, take the bus to Ratnapura, then take the taxi to Adam’s Peak. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Adam’s Peak.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Polonnaruwa to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Polonnaruwa to Adam’s Peak
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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