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There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Kekirawa by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla

4 alternative options


  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Habarana


  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kekirawa


  1. Drive from Colombo to Kekirawa


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

Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) flights

The flight time between Colombo (CMB) and Sigiriya (GIU) is around 30 min and covers a distance of around 126 km. Services are operated by Cinnamon Air. Typically seven flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Planes
30 min Average Duration
Rs. 822 Cheapest Price
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Colombo → Kekirawa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kekirawa is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kekirawa is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kekirawa is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kekirawa is to bus which costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 1800 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kekirawa is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 12000 and takes 2h 48m.

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The distance between Colombo and Kekirawa is 148 km. The road distance is 169.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kekirawa without a car is to bus which takes 4h 22m and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 1800.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Colombo to Kekirawa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kekirawa is to bus which takes 4h 22m and costs Rs. 1300 - Rs. 1800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2500 and takes 5h 42m, you could also fly, which costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 49000 and takes 3h 6m.

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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 to Kekirawa is 169 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Colombo to Kekirawa.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Kekirawa. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kekirawa.
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  • Distance: 148 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kekirawa, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla every 30 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 170 - Rs. 230 and the journey takes 4h. Superline Travels also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Habarana twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 370 - Rs. 600 and the journey takes 5h 13m.

Cinnamon Air
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 800 - Rs. 46000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
+94 011-2587372
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Schedules at
Rs. 170 - Rs. 230
Semi Lux
Rs. 250 - Rs. 300
Rs. 340 - Rs. 390
Super Lux
Rs. 578
Superline Travels
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Once daily
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kekirawa
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Estimated price
Rs. 9000 - Rs. 12000
Kangaroo Cabs
+94 11 25 88 588
Colombo Taxi
+94 11 43 43 475

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The best way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs Rs. 130.

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