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

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Taxi, train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$32 - $39

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$18 - $24

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Colombo 93.9 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Dambulla to Colombo 93.9 miles

$11 - $17

Fly Sigiriya to Colombo  •  2 h 4 min

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

$231 - $563

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 52 min

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

$57 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Dambulla to Colombo is to drive which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2900 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dambulla to Colombo is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 55000 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Dambulla and Colombo is 136 km. The road distance is 150.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Colombo without a car is to taxi and train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs Rs. 5500 - Rs. 7000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Dambulla to Colombo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Colombo is to train which takes 5 h 23 min and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4200. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dambulla to Colombo is 150 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Dambulla to Colombo.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Sigiriya Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 1225+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dambulla to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 85 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Dambulla to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Dambulla to Colombo twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort
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 Aukana to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 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 Dambulla to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Sigiriya Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2100.

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