There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Minneriya 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 38 min

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

$15 - $21

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Minneriya 122.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Minneriya 122.8 miles

$14 - $22

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 40 min

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

$61 - $204

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  3 h 14 min

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

$239 - $573

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 4 min

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

$71 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3500 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Minneriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 33000 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Minneriya is 170 km. The road distance is 196.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Colombo to Minneriya, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Minneriya is Sigiriya (GIU) Airport which is 23.1 km away. Other nearby airports include Katugastota (KDZ) (84.6 km), Batticaloa (BTC) (92.6 km), Colombo (CMB) (148.1 km) and Diyawanna Oya (DWO) (167.6 km).

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Minneriya.
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  • Distance: 106.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Minneriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Minneriya 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 Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
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 Habarana
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 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 Minneriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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