There are 6 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

$11 - $17

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Medirigiriya 131.3 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Medirigiriya 131.3 miles

$15 - $23

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

$66 - $204

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

$71 - $274

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 28 min

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

$242 - $577

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 28 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 Medirigiriya is 210 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Colombo to Medirigiriya.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Medirigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Medirigiriya.
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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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 - $4 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 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 Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
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
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 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Medirigiriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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