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

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Taxi, fly  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pinnawala to Colombo
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU

$243 - $579

Cheapest option

Night train  •  21 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Pinnawala to Maradana Colombo Commuter
  2. Take the night train from Maradana to Habarana Night Mail Train

$12 - $21

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Avissawella to Pettah CTB 99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana Express Train

$19 - $26

Train, taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Pinnawala to Kandy Rail Bus
  2. Take a taxi from Kandy to Sigiriya

$36 - $48

Taxi  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pinnawala to Sigiriya 100.2 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Pinnawala to Sigiriya 100.2 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pinnawala to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 2000 - Rs. 3100 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pinnawala to Sigiriya is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Pinnawala and Sigiriya is 139 km. The road distance is 160.3 km.

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The best way to get from Pinnawala to Sigiriya without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 57 min and costs Rs. 3300 - Rs. 4600.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Pinnawala to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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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 Pinnawala to Sigiriya is 160 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Pinnawala 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 737+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pinnawala to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 86.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Pinnawala, Western, Sri Lanka and Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Pinnawala to Sigiriya. However, you can take the taxi to Colombo airport, fly to Sigiriya, then take the taxi to Sigiriya. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pinnawala to Sigiriya via Avissawella, Pettah CTB, Colombo Fort, and Habarana in around 8 h 57 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
Night train from Pinnawala to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Night train from Maradana to Habarana
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Pinnawala to Kandy
Ave. Duration
56 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Avissawella to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Pinnawala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21

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