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There are 6 ways to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa Express Train

$25 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  13h 40m

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

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 58m

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

$20 - $28

Taxi  •  5h 26m

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa 197.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa 197.4 miles

$23 - $35

Taxi, fly  •  4h 4m

  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

$96 - $251

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 44000 and takes 4h 4m.

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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 train which takes 10h 45m and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 6500.

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It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa is to train which takes 10h 45m and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 4800 and takes 11h 58m.

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

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Polonnaruwa. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa.
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  • Distance: 134 miles
  • Duration: 10h 45m

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

You can take a train from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa via Matara, Colombo Fort, and Polonnaruwa in around 10h 45m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Tangalle to Polonnaruwa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 9h 15m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
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
9h 15m
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
6h
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
5h 26m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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