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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h

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

$20 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus via Pelmadulla  •  4 h 39 min

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

$17 - $21

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 57 min

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

$35 - $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

$30 - $41

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

$61 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve is to drive which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2500 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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

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The distance between Colombo and Sinharaja Forest Reserve is 92 km. The road distance is 129.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 4400.

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

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Hatton Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve is 130 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

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

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There are 83+ hotels available in Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Colombo to Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
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  • Distance: 57.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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
Every 30 minutes
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
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
$35 - $50
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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