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There are 3 ways to get from Polonnaruwa to Yala National Park by bus, plane or taxi

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Bus, travel  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Dehiattakandiya to Monaragala 35-1
  2. Travel from Monaragala to Yala National Park

2 alternative options

Fly from Sigiriya, travel  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  2. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

Taxi to Katugastota, fly, travel  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Polonnaruwa to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Hambantota (HRI) KDZ - HRI
  3. Travel from Hambantota to Yala National Park

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The distance between Polonnaruwa and Yala National Park is 169 km.

The best way to get from Polonnaruwa to Yala National Park without a car is to bus and travel which takes 5 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Polonnaruwa to Yala National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Yala National Park. Prices start at $100 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 Yala National Park.
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  • Distance: 105.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Polonnaruwa, North Central, Sri Lanka and Yala National Park, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Polonnaruwa to Yala National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Dehiattakandiya, take the bus to Monaragala, then take the travel to Yala National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Sigiriya airport, fly to Hambantota, then take the travel to Yala National Park.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dehiattakandiya to Monaragala
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Polonnaruwa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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