How to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Express Train

$11 - $17

6 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 7 min

  1. 4-7 / ...

$51 - $66

Taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. 104.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. 104.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  2 h 40 min

  1. CMB - GIU

$227 - $559

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

  1. DWO - KDZ

$52 - $194

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. DWO - NUF

$87 - $279

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
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
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
$3 - $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 - $3
Super Lux
$4
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is 152 km. The road distance is 167 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2700 and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 11 min and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 31000.

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