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There are 5 ways to get from Negombo to Sigiriya by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  49 min

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

$230 - $562

Cheapest option

Train via Colombo Fort  •  7 h 44 min

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

$15 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa Express Train

$22 - $29

Taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Sigiriya 92.1 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Sigiriya 92.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2800 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Negombo to Sigiriya is to fly which costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 49 min.

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The distance between Negombo and Sigiriya is 130 km. The road distance is 147.3 km.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Sigiriya without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from Negombo to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Negombo to Sigiriya is to fly which takes 49 min and costs Rs. 39000 - Rs. 100000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Sigiriya is 147 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Negombo to Sigiriya.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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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 Negombo to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 81.2 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Negombo to Sigiriya twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Sigiriya once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 4 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Palugaswewa
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 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
Train from Colombo Fort to Habarana
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 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
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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