How to get from Minneriya National Park to Colombo

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

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Habarana to Colombo Fort Express Train

$21 - $27

7 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Minneriya National Park to Colombo 130.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Minneriya National Park to Colombo 130.4 miles

$15 - $23

Taxi, train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Minneriya National Park to Kandy
  2. Take the train from Kandy to Maharagama Rail Bus

$51 - $61

Fly Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) GIU - DWO

$51 - $273

Fly Sigiriya to Colombo  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

$244 - $579

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Minneriya National Park to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO

$75 - $321

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Minneriya National Park to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) BTC - DWO

$82 - $335

What companies run services between Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Minneriya National Park to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Minneriya National Park to Colombo 4 times a day.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $270
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Habarana to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41 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 Minneriya National Park to Colombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneriya National Park and Colombo is 160 km. The road distance is 209 km.

The cheapest way to get from Minneriya National Park to Colombo is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3600 and takes 3 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Minneriya National Park to Colombo is to fly which takes 2 h 47 min and costs Rs. 38000 - Rs. 95000.

It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Minneriya National Park to Colombo, including transfers.