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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Sigiriya by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Polgahawela to Sigiriya

$35 - $46

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Train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$12 - $18

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$12 - $19

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 12 min

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

$51 - $189

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  2 h 37 min

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

$227 - $559

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3200 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 33000 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Sigiriya is 150 km. The road distance is 166.3 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 34 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Colombo to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 2 h 37 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 Sigiriya is 166 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Colombo to Sigiriya.

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

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There are 737+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 94 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Colombo to Sigiriya 3 times a day.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
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
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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