Colombo to Sigiriya

Colombo to Sigiriya

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Colombo to Sigiriya Schedule

Colombo to Sigiriya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 21,230

Transportation from Colombo to Sigiriya

How to get from Colombo to Sigiriya

When you want to get from Colombo to Sigiriya, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 22,831. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 4,232.

How far is Colombo from Sigiriya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Sigiriya. Your trip will be a total of 107 miles (171 km). The flying distance is 91 miles (146 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Sigiriya?

The travel time from Colombo to Sigiriya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 5 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Sigiriya?

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Sigiriya varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 4,232 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 22,831.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo to Sigiriya:

  • Train tickets - LKR 4,232 to LKR 4,232;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 21,162 to LKR 22,774.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo and Sigiriya?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Sigiriya any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 21,162.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Colombo to Sigiriya

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Sigiriya? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.