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

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Habarana Colombo- Trincomalee / ...

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 48m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$12 - $19

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

  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  •  2h 37m

  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 train which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2800 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2800 and takes 1h 33m.

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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 which takes 1h 33m and costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2800.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m 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 1h 33m and costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2800. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Sigiriya is 166 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Colombo to Sigiriya.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 744+ 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: 1h 33m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Sigiriya 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 11m. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Sigiriya twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Fort Station to Habarana
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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

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