There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya by train, bus, 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

Train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$10 - $16

5 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Palavi 4-7 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Palavi to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya

$51 - $66

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya 104.7 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya 104.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya

$51 - $189

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  2 h 40 min

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

$227 - $559

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2700 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 32000 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is 152 km. The road distance is 167.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya without a car is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 37000 - Rs. 95000 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is 167 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya.

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  • Distance: 94.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Palavi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Palavi to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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