There are 8 ways to get from Colombo to Sigiriya 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.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  4 h 14 min

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

$37 - $53

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$13 - $19

6 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya 104 miles

$12 - $19

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya  •  2 h 37 min

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

$227 - $559

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

$52 - $189

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa, taxi  •  3 h 45 min

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

$87 - $289

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Hatton, taxi  •  3 h 31 min

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

$87 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 2900 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 takes 2 h 12 min and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 30000.

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The distance between Colombo and Sigiriya is 150 km. The road distance is 166 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Colombo to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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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, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Sigiriya 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 Maradana to Gampaha
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
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
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Polgahawela to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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