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There are 6 ways to get from Galle to Sigiriya by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly Koggala to Katugastota, taxi  •  2h 17m

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

$57 - $203

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Train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Galle Station to Colombo Fort Matara - Colombo
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Habarana Colombo- Trincomalee / ...

$12 - $18

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Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya  •  6h 27m

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

$228 - $561

Bus  •  12h 22m

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

$37 - $53

Taxi  •  3h 56m

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Sigiriya 170.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Galle to Sigiriya 170.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Sigiriya is to train which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100 and takes 5h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Sigiriya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 35000 and takes 2h 17m.

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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 5h 58m and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100.

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It takes approximately 2h 17m 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 5h 58m and costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 9500 and takes 12h 22m.

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

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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

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

You can take a train from Galle to Sigiriya via Colombo Fort, Fort Station, and Habarana in around 5h 58m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 10h 25m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle Station to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Book at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Fort Station to Habarana
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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
10h 25m
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
1h 31m
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15m and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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