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There are 3 ways to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park by plane or bus

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Fly  •  1h 14m

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Trincomalee (TRR) GIU - TRR

Cheapest option

Bus via Trincomalee  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee Colombo / ...

1 alternative option

Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Dambulla to 04 kanuwa Colombo-Trincomalee

Sigiriya (GIU) to Trincomalee (TRR) flights

The flight time between Sigiriya (GIU) and Trincomalee (TRR) is around 30 min and covers a distance of around 83 km. Services are operated by SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Planes
30 min Average Duration
Rs. 970 Cheapest Price
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Dambulla → Pigeon Island National Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pigeon Island National Park is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pigeon Island National Park is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Pigeon Island National Park is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park is to bus via Trincomalee which costs Rs. 130 - Rs. 180 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park is to fly which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 65000 and takes 1h 14m.

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It is approximately 113 km to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park.

The best way to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park without a car is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 14m to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park is to fly which takes 1h 14m and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 65000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 53m.

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

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

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There are 62+ hotels available in Pigeon Island National Park. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Sigiriya Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1200.

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Map of how to get from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park.
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  • Distance: 112.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 14m

What companies run services between Dambulla, Sri Lanka and Pigeon Island National Park, Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Dambulla to Pigeon Island National Park twice daily. Alternatively, Superline Travels operates a bus from Dambulla to 04 kanuwa once daily, and the journey takes 2h 36m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 46000 - Rs. 85000
Bus operators
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Dambulla to 04 kanuwa
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Semi Lux
Rs. 180 - Rs. 220
AirCon
Rs. 250 - Rs. 290
Super Lux
Rs. 438

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