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There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  37m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$233 - $539

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Train via Colombo Fort  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Palugaswewa Express Train

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa Express Train

$18 - $25

Taxi  •  2h 33m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya 89.5 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya 89.5 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2700 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya is to fly which costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 95000 and takes 37m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Sigiriya is 128 km. The road distance is 143.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya without a car is to train which takes 5h 17m and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4400.

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It takes approximately 37m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya is to fly which takes 37m and costs Rs. 40000 - Rs. 95000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4400 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya is 143 km. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 732+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 80 miles
  • Duration: 37m

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4h 26m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Palugaswewa
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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