There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya by train, 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.

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction Express Train

$12 - $18

6 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Medirigiriya 131.3 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Medirigiriya 131.3 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 28 min

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

$244 - $579

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Medirigiriya

$67 - $209

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Medirigiriya

$77 - $279

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Hatton (NUF) DWO - NUF
  2. Take a taxi from Hatton to Medirigiriya

$102 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 3000 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 34000 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Medirigiriya is 182 km. The road distance is 210.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya, including transfers.

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Medirigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Medirigiriya 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 Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
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 Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
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 Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Medirigiriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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