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

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Train, bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Polonnaruwa to Fort Station Batticaloa
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle Colombo

Rs. 3160 - Rs. 4052

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 27m

  1. Take a taxi from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala 202.7 km

Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala 202.7 km

Rs. 2900 - Rs. 4300

Polonnaruwa → Kitulgala
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The social distance requirement in Kitulgala is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala is to drive which costs Rs. 2900 - Rs. 4300 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala is to taxi which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000 and takes 3h 27m.

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The distance between Polonnaruwa and Kitulgala is 124 km. The road distance is 202.7 km.

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The best way to get from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 40m and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4100.

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It takes approximately 9h 40m to get from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala is 203 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Kitulgala. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala.
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  • Distance: 123.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 40m

What companies run services between Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka and Kitulgala, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala. However, you can take the taxi to Polonnaruwa, take the train to Fort Station, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kegalle, then take the taxi to Kitulgala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kitulgala.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kegalle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Schedules at
Rs. 100 - Rs. 150
Semi Lux
Rs. 130 - Rs. 160
Rs. 190 - Rs. 220
Super Lux
Rs. 327
Other operators
Taxi from Polonnaruwa to Kitulgala
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000
City Cab
+94 71 94 43 377

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