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There are 5 ways to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa by bus, night train, taxi, car or plane

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

Bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya 35-1

$20 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, night train  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa Express Train

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa 197.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa 197.4 miles

$23 - $35

Taxi, fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Polonnaruwa

$261 - $451

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The cheapest way to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa is to bus and night train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2600 and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 44000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Tangalle and Polonnaruwa is 214 km. The road distance is 315.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 58 min and costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4800.

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It takes approximately 11 h 58 min to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tangalle to Polonnaruwa is 316 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 134 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 58 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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 Matara Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $4
AirCon
$4 - $5
Super Lux
$7
Bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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