There are 4 ways to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11 h 44 min

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

$19 - $27

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Taxi  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Pinnawala 129.5 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala 129.5 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, taxi  •  3 h 12 min

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

$471 - $952

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The cheapest way to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala is to drive which costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3900 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 75000 - Rs. 170000 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Sigiriya and Pinnawala is 136 km. The road distance is 207.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 44 min and costs Rs. 3100 - Rs. 4700.

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

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The quickest flight from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sigiriya to Pinnawala is 207 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Sigiriya Airport to Hambantota Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Pinnawala. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sigiriya to Sigiriya Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1300.

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Map of how to get from Sigiriya to Pinnawala.
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  • Distance: 84.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 44 min

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.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
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
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 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
$75 - $95
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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