Directions from Ella to Sigiriya

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Recommended option

Train  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Habarana Express Train

$13 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Sigiriya 112.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Sigiriya 112.8 miles

$13 - $20

What companies run services between Ella, Uva, Sri Lanka and Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Ella to Sigiriya via Polgahawela and Habarana in around 13 h 26 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Polgahawela to Habarana
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ella and Sigiriya is 124 km. The road distance is 180 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2100 - Rs. 3200 and takes 3 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Ella to Sigiriya is to taxi which takes 3 h 33 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 14000.

It takes approximately 13 h 26 min to get from Ella to Sigiriya, including transfers.