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Transport from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

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Transport from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Hi guys,

We're planning on travelling from Sigiriya to Trincomalee in March and have looked at the train times (departing Habarana or Galoya at unmentionable o'clock in the morning, arriving Trincomalee 05:00) and so are considering a car to get us the 2:40hrs trip.

if anyone has any recommendations of drivers who do this, and, more importantly the cost, which I think should be around GBP20/LKR1100, I'd be really pleased to hear from them.

Thanks guys, D

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1. Re: Transport from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Hi there,

Cost for about 100 km is Rs 7,000 which is closer to GBP 35. But there are more suitable train times, 15:30 GalOya is 17:20 Trinco. Never try to prebook drivers for one-way rides as those drivers first would have to come, at your expense, from e.g. Colombo to Sigiriya. Ask around locally, use the criteria in the Top Question about booking a daytrip.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Transport from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Hi Erik,

Thanks for your response. We're not doing a day trip but travelling over to the East coast for around a week. We've people we know from our last trip to Sigiriya a few weeks ago, who should know some local drivers - just wanted to see if there were any known good guys out there.

cheers, tc, Dave

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3. Re: Transport from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Fine, your choice. Just to add: 'unofficially' there is also a 2nd daytime train option Galoya to Trinco. Is waiting when the Colombo-Batti train rolls in and connects to Trinco, so around 11-12 AM. Reported several times here in forum but not on published timetable. Ask around if you're interested...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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