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

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Train, bus  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Polonnaruwa to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Puttalam 4-7 / ...

$24 - $34

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Taxi  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah 126.4 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah 126.4 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah is to drive which costs Rs. 2500 - Rs. 3800 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah is to taxi which costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Polonnaruwa and Kalkudah is 143 km. The road distance is 202.2 km.

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The best way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 57 min and costs Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 11 h 57 min to get from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah is 202 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Kalkudah. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah.
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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 57 min

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

There is no direct connection from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah. However, you can take the taxi to Polonnaruwa, take the train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Pettah CTB, take the bus to Puttalam, then take the taxi to Kalkudah. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kalkudah.

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 Puttalam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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