There are 3 ways to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB 4-7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Habarana Express Train

$12 - $18

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Taxi  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puttalam to Sigiriya 86.5 miles

$55 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Puttalam to Sigiriya 86.5 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya is to drive which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2600 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya is to taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 11000 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puttalam and Sigiriya is 102 km. The road distance is 138.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 33 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 3100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 33 min to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puttalam to Sigiriya is 138 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Puttalam to Sigiriya.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Sigiriya. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puttalam to Sigiriya.
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  • Distance: 63.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Puttalam to Sigiriya. However, you can take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Habarana, then take the taxi to Sigiriya. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Sigiriya.

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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Puttalam to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Puttalam to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Casons Rent-A-Car
Phone
+94 11 4 405070
Website
casonscar.com

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