Trains from Colombo to Galle

Trains from Colombo to Galle

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Colombo to Galle Train Schedule

Colombo to Galle Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any time$ 81.13
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 06:55 - 10:10$ 15.14
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Seat 14:30 - 16:39LKR 1,655

Transportation from Colombo to Galle

Facts about the train from Colombo to Galle

Cheapest Train$6
Fastest Train1h 50m
Earliest Train2:40 PM
Latest Train3:44 PM
Daily Train Routes0
Distance124 kilometers
TrainSri Lanka Railway

Colombo to Galle Destination Reviews

We bought multiple train tickets and had it all delivered to the hotel at once. However, we paid the USD10 delivery for each individual ticket.
Train #8058 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Apr 17, 2022
The seat no. printed on the ticket was wrong.
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 5, 2022
Comfortable trip in 1st class, but you can't see much of the landscape.
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Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 4, 2022
Delivery was on time, excellent service, fair prices and fees. Reliable customer support.
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 27, 2022
I had paid for the tickets to be delivered to my Hotel in Colombo. But when I arrived I discovered there were no tickets. I had to call the office and after several calls from my international mobile phones, they confirmed they had my 2 sets of tickets in the office. They managed to deliver the tickets in time for our train just a couple of hours in advance. This was an anxious period I was was really disappointed with the local supplier performance. I just dont understand why they had not delivered the tickets.
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 11, 2022
Great service and prompt delivery of tickets
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 5, 2022
Tickets delivered to hotel, text updates sent confirming times. Very good and efficient
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 1, 2022
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How to get from Colombo to Galle by Train

Taking a train to get from Colombo to Galle is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Colombo to Galle tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Colombo to Galle?

Travelling by train, the distance from Colombo to Galle is 78 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

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

Travel time from Colombo to Galle is estimated to be about 1h 50m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Colombo and Galle.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

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

The train ticket price from Colombo to Galle varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Colombo to Galle timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Colombo to Galle timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.