There are 7 ways to get from Galle to Sigiriya by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Koggala to Katugastota, taxi  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Sigiriya

$222 - $403

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Palugaswewa Express Train

$13 - $20

5 alternative options

Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$228 - $561

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Sigiriya

$52 - $192

Bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya 35-1

$37 - $53

Taxi  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Sigiriya 170.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Sigiriya 170.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The distance between Galle and Sigiriya is 221 km. The road distance is 272.8 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Sigiriya without a car is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Galle to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Galle to Sigiriya is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Sigiriya is 273 km. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Galle to Sigiriya.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 711+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Galle to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 137.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Galle to Sigiriya via Colombo Fort and Palugaswewa in around 8 h 14 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Palugaswewa
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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