Sigiriya Access

Colombo Airport to Sigiriya

Sigiriya Fortress is located 175 kilometers northeast of Colombo – the capital of the island, and 10 kilometers from the highway Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Trincomalee, located between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane.

Now you can book online the most convenient from Colombo airport to Sigiriya transfer, a comfortable ride for a stress-free journey, that includes on-time pickup and hotel drop-off. Choose your options below:

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Access! A staircase of 1250 steps leads to the highest point of Sigiriya. The way from the bottom to the top lasts approximately 2 hours. Because of the high temperatures during the day, it is better to visit the place in the morning.
Be aware! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, take a hat, and don’t forget about water and sunscreen!

Sigiriya Opening times

The ancient site is open daily from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM (last entrance at 5:00 PM).

Sigiriya Entrance Fee

Locals can enter the site after they pay an Rs50 entrance fee.
Foreigners will have to pay $30. This will also grant access to the Sigiriya Museum.

Sigiriya Location Map

To get there by car, you must take track A1 or A6. If you want to get there by public transportation, take a bus from Dambulla. There is a bus every 30 minutes starting from 7 AM. The trip will take approximately 40 minutes. From Colombo, the best way is to take this one-day excursion.

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