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

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Fly  •  37 min

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

$233 - $539

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Train via Colombo Fort  •  7 h 22 min

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

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa Express Train

$18 - $25

Taxi  •  2 h 33 min

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

$55 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

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

$10 - $16

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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 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 37 min 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 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 17 min.

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

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

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 711+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 80 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly 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 4 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
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
4 h 59 min
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
2 h 33 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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