Colombo to Sigiriya

Colombo to Sigiriya

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Colombo to Sigiriya Schedule

Colombo to Sigiriya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Real Lanka Holidays Van 6pax Any timeLKR 21,745
Tuktukdude Leisure Shuttle + Safari Drive 05:00 - 17:00LKR 29,196
Sri Lanka Railway Second Class Reserved Seats 06:05 - 11:47LKR 2,180
Cinnamon Air Economy 10:30 - 11:15LKR 60,522
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 15:05 - 18:16LKR 3,125
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 19:00 - 00:42LKR 3,650
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 21:30 - 03:22LKR 3,545

Transportation from Colombo to Sigiriya

Facts about the transport from Colombo to Sigiriya

Cheapest Transport$6
Fastest Transport45m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure9:30 PM
Departures per day4
Distance171 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAl Rashith Travels, Cinnamon Air, Lakpura, Real Lanka Holidays, Sri Lanka Railway, Tuktukdude Leisure

Colombo to Sigiriya Destination Reviews

Comfortable, lean car. Smooth drive. Friendly driver.
taxi Comfort 3pax, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Sep 13, 2022
1 customer reviews

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:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van 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 USD 152.95. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 57.62.

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 1 to 12 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 Real Lanka Holidays: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 57.62 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 USD 152.95.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.80 to USD 10.30;
  • Bus tickets - USD 21.26 to USD 21.26;
  • Van price : USD 96.03;
  • Plane tickets - USD 199.07 to USD 199.07;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 57.62 to USD 152.95.

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

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

  • 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?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 199.07.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Colombo to Sigiriya

Cinnamon Air


Taking a bus from Colombo to Sigiriya is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


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 USD 57.62.

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.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Colombo to Sigiriya. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Colombo to Sigiriya.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

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:

  • 97% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other