There are 7 ways to get from Sigiriya to Bentota by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Palugaswewa to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama Express Train / ...

$15 - $21

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Dehiattakandiya to Galle Bus Station 35-1
  2. Take the train from Galle to Aluthgama Express Train / ...

$46 - $55

Taxi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Bentota 141.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Sigiriya to Bentota 141.6 miles

$17 - $25

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO
  3. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Bentota

$98 - $350

Fly Sigiriya to Colombo, train  •  4 h 1 min

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

$229 - $561

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) BTC - DWO
  3. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Bentota

$127 - $390

What companies run services between Sigiriya, Sri Lanka and Bentota, Southern, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Sigiriya to Bentota via Palugaswewa and Colombo Fort in around 7 h 52 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
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 Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Palugaswewa to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Train from Colombo Fort to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Galle to Aluthgama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dehiattakandiya to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$5 - $6
Super Lux
$9
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Bentota
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sigiriya and Bentota is 189 km. The road distance is 226 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sigiriya to Bentota is to train which costs Rs. 2200 - Rs. 3300 and takes 7 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Sigiriya to Bentota is to taxi and fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs Rs. 15000 - Rs. 60000.

It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Sigiriya to Bentota, including transfers.