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There are 3 ways to get from Ella to Sigiriya by train, taxi or car

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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

$12 - $20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Sigiriya 112.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Sigiriya 112.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3400 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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

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The distance between Ella and Sigiriya is 124 km. The road distance is 180.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Sigiriya without a car is to train which takes 13 h 26 min and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3400.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Sigiriya is 180 km. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Ella to Sigiriya.

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There are 730+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 77.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 26 min

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
$2 - $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
$1 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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