There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve by bus, taxi, car, train 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

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura 99 / ...

$21 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus via Pelmadulla  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Pelmadulla 99 / ...

$18 - $24

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve 81.2 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve 81.2 miles

$9 - $15

Train, taxi  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Panadura Colombo Commuter / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Panadura to Sinharaja Forest Reserve

$35 - $46

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 18 min

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

$62 - $249

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
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 Colombo Fort to Panadura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Pettah CTB to Pelmadulla
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Sinharaja Forest Reserve is 92 km. The road distance is 130 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve is to drive which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 2300 and takes 1 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve is to taxi which takes 1 h 57 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8000.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve, including transfers.