Taxi from Galle to Colombo

Taxi from Galle to Colombo

  Sep 26, 2021, 10 trips (LKR 13,723 – LKR 0)

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1h 40m

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From LKR 13,723
Talpe, Galle
2h 20m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
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From LKR 14,933 vehicle, all incl

Galle to Colombo Schedule

Galle to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 33,595
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 15,809
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 13,723

Transportation from Galle to Colombo

Galle to Colombo Destination Reviews

Train #8057 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Comfortable and efficient journey. Train ran a bit late, but not too much by Indian/Sri Lankan standards.
Train #8051 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 14, 2019
Lovely trip - comfortable
Train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 16, 2019
My rating concerns the service by 12GoAsia. The train travel is very poor: no AC in first class, late, very rough ride, outdated carriages.
Train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 7, 2019
It was not easy to get tickets in Sri Lanka. I thought the tickets could be sent to our hotel in Colombo but they weren't sent until late so were sent to our hotel in Galle instead. First class seats are very basic. The train was very noisy. I would recommend paying extra for priority support.
Train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 5, 2019
We appreciated comfortable seats with legroom. Windows open were nice for the views of beach and jungle. The train car was very dirty. The bathroom was very poor.
Train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 31, 2018
Not recommended. I bought 28/12 15:30 tickets from Galle to Colombo and make additional payment for delivering the tickets to hotel at Galle on 27/12. When we arrive our hotel at Galle on 27/12 16:00, the hotel owner told us no tickets are received. And then we try to find the telephone number to call the support office but fail, we note that we can only communicate via email. I sent the email immediately, after 1.5 hours (nearly 18:00), we got response and said we can receive the ticket by 12:00 noon on 28/12 (train departure date) and telephone number of operator is given to us for follow up. Then in the morning of 28/12 after 9 am, we call the operator but no one answered the phone. We were so concerned if we can got the ticket or not. We cancell the morning schedule and wait at the hotel. As time passed, no one showed at 12:00 noon (promised time), and then we waited for 20 minutes more and left the hotel. After we left, the hotel owner informed us they received the tickets for us. Do you know the feeling when you just receive the tickets after 12:00 noon but the train will depart at 15:30. In addition, we need to pay for IDD calls (phone call to operator) (no charged by 12 go asia, but our phone carrier)
12 customer reviews

How to get from Galle to Colombo by Taxi

Taking a taxi to get from Galle to Colombo is a quick and easy way to travel. With the popularity of Grab, Uber and other carpooling services, hiring a taxi seems unnecessary. But not all countries have Uber or Grab services and if they do, it is often limited to major cities.

Getting a taxi upon your arrival at airports is the best and most convenient way to travel to your hotel or any other destination. A high number of of passengers arriving at the same time may make it difficult to get a taxi, Grab or Uber on spot. Some airports do not offer free WIFI service so booking a Grab or Uber service may not be possible. In some airports there are taxi booking booths but neither there presence nor sensible prices are guaranteed.

Check our list of taxi companies that online booking for travelling from Galle to Colombo.

How far is it from Galle to Colombo?

When travelling by taxi, the distance from Galle to Colombo can vary greatly depending on the route chosen . Often taxi drivers are locals who know backstreets and shortcuts that can put Google Maps to shame. The path taken by skilled taxi drivers may sometimes be longer but will bypass traffic jams, road constructions and other mishaps. This level of personalized driving will typically result in the fastest time of travel from Galle to Colombo.

How long does it take to get from Galle to Colombo by Taxi?

When travelling by taxi, the Galle to Colombo travel time depends heavily on traffic conditions. Taxis provide the best and fastest way to travel in cities as city buses follow fixed routes while taxis can pick you up at any pick-up point and bring to any drop-off point as long as there is an overland way to get there.

The skill of the driver is also a factor that determines the duration of your travel. Local and veteran drivers may know the area like the back of their hand. This gives them the advantage of leaning all the backstreets and shortcuts that can even be more effective than routes suggested by Google Maps.

How much does it cost to get from Galle to Colombo by Taxi?

For travelling from Galle to Colombo by taxi, there will be either flat fare or metered fare.

Pre-computed, or flat fare can be more expensive but unlike buses and trains you do not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. If you are a group of 4 or less, you can take just one car – the fare is calculated on ‘per car’, not ‘per passenger’ bases.

This makes taxi a cheap option for travelling when in small groups..

If a taxi company offers larger vehicles like SUVs, it is a good idea to opt for it as it will be only slightly more expensive but will accommodate at least 6 passengers and enough space for your luggage. This makes it even more budget-friendly for groups and families.

Galle to Colombo timetable

We have partnered with multiple taxi companies from hundreds of locations. Choose any date and time from our Galle to Colombo timetable for taxi services.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Getting a taxi has many advantages. Most taxi companies have a fleet of cars and drivers controlled by a centralized call-centre. This makes the service available anytime you need it.

Some taxi companies can also offer larger vehicles for groups or travellers with oversized luggage.

Arguably the most convenient advantage of travelling by taxi is that you can ask the driver to stop at stores, supermarkets or even make a short detour to take a couple of pics while travelling from Galle to Colombo.