There are 8 ways to get from Sigiriya to Bentota by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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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 / ...

$14 - $20

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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 / ...

$43 - $52

Taxi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Bentota 141.6 miles

$100 - $130

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

$91 - $347

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

$228 - $560

Fly Sigiriya to Hambantota, taxi  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  2. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Bentota

$531 - $1,027

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala, train  •  5 h

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT
  3. Take the train from Koggala to Bentota

$377 - $694

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sigiriya to Bentota is to train which costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3400 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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

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The distance between Sigiriya and Bentota is 189 km. The road distance is 226.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sigiriya to Bentota without a car is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs Rs. 2300 - Rs. 3400.

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sigiriya to Bentota is 226 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Sigiriya to Bentota.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Katugastota Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sigiriya to Bentota.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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
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
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
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
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
$2 - $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
Train from Koggala to Bentota
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Bentota
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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