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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Express Train
  2. 99 / ...

$20 - $29

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 48 min

  1. 129.5 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. 129.5 miles

$15 - $23

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

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

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Habarana to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Balangoda
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Pinnawala
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sigiriya and Pinnawala is 136 km. The road distance is 207 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala is to drive which costs Rs. 2400 - Rs. 3600 and takes 3 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala is to taxi which takes 3 h 48 min and costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000.

It takes approximately 11 h 44 min to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala, including transfers.