How to get from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya?

Sigiriya

Get to know the different transport services between Colombo International airport to Sigiriya

The Bandaranaike International Airport is the prime hub for all travelers to Srilanka and so there are many ways of transport to the city.

Sigiriya, an ancient city located in the northern part of Srilanka. Sigiriya is known for its beautiful rock fortress and stands as a witness to the civilasation of the 6th century. King Kasyapa choose a massive rock and built his palace on top of it, Sigiriya is about 200m high. He decorated the sides of his palace with colourful frescoes. Sigiriya is also called the Lion Rock. This place was abandoned after the king's death and later it was used by the Buddhist monasteries till the 14th century.

Climbing the Sigiriya rock is not too easy , there are nearly 1200 steps to reach the top. It is always better to reach there early before 9 am and wear comfortable shoes and carry sufficient water to drink. During the mid day it is really hot and you cannot imagine to climb to the top.

Transport Services available from Colombo Airport

How to get from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya

Express bus is the cheapest mode of travel from Colombo Airport to Sigiriya. There are no direct buses between Bandaranaike International Airport and Sigiriya. You can take bus No 187 from the express highway outside the airport and reach Katunayake bus station. From there you can get the next bus to Kurunegala and from there take the next bus to Dambulla. The total bus fare would cost 150 LKR approx 0.89 USD. Dambulla is the closest bus station to Sigiriya and from there you can hire a tuk-tuk or a rickshaw and it would approximately take about 45 minutes to reach Sigiriya and the cost will be approx 800LKR - 1000 LKR approx 6 USD. The bus is suitable for people who travel light and do not carry luggage and also know the local language. The journey would definitely take about 6hrs - 7hrs to reach Sigiriya. The bus service is available between 5.30 am to 8.30 pm and so it is not suitable for travelers arriving late nights.

Taking a Domestic flight is the fastest way to reach Sigiriya.Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines operate daily flights from Colombo International Airport to Air Force airstrip in Sigiriya.There are two flights per day and this is the most expensive way to reach Sigiriya. The travel time is about half an hour and it costs 17000 LKR - 35000 LKR approx 100 USD - 200 USD.

Booking a transfer service from Colombo Airport to the city is the fastest and the most comfortable mode of transport. There is no actual wait time when we use a taxi service for transfer and it is available 24x7 and bookings can be made in advance in www.airporttransfer.lk Once booking is made our driver is ready for the pick up and he waits close to the arrival point and helps you with your luggage and drives you safely to your destination. The travel time is 3hrs to 4 hrs and there will be no extra hidden costs charged. The cost for drop off at the Colombo city is 1300 LKR approx 80 USD. You can reach the desired destination with ease and as per scheduled time.

Booking a transfer service from Colombo Airport to Galle is the fastest and the most comfortable mode of transport. There is no actual wait time when we use a taxi service for transfer and it is available 24x7. Bookings can be made in advance on www.airporttransfer.lk. Once booking is made our driver is ready for the pickup and he waits close to the arrival point and helps you with your boxes and drives you safely to your destination. The travel time is about 2.5hrs and there will be no extra hidden costs charged. The cost from Colombo airport to Galle in an economy class of car will be 13000 LKR approx to $ 83. You can reach the desired destination with ease and hassle-free.

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