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From Colombo Fort to Galle by train

06:55
Colombo Fort
08:58
Hikkaduwa, Galle
2h 3m
06:55
Colombo Fort
10:10
Galle
3h 15m

Passenger reviews out of total 197 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 11, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★★
Everything ran smoothly with our train tickets. A driver from 12goasia had picked us up from the airport and brought the tickets with which saved us a trip to their office. I would recommend.
Feb 24, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★☆☆
Initially it is easy to book your tickets with 12GoAsia, but after receiving confirmation of my request, I didn’t receive any further information and couldn’t contact them. On reaching Colombo I phoned the Agents who had the tickets. A tuktuk ride to collect them. It’s a complicated system but it works.
Feb 10, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
Communication was good with company. Though they said they could reserve them got another message saying 10 days. Yes their markup is almost double the price of ticket. Then another $10 for delivery to hotel on the day I arrived. So yes you pay for their services but I also had a great train ride with tickets in hand. No stressing if I could get a ticket at the station. I would do it again for the convenience
Jan 28, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★☆☆
As other reviewers have said, the process of booking through 12go.asia is not straightforward. I am not sure how much this is their issue or the difficulties of dealing with Sri Lankan railways. Despite being promised my voucher (not the ticket itself) between 10 and 30 days before travel, my voucher arrived less than three days in advance, making it necessary for me to pay extra for the tickets to be delivered to the hotel. However the company did deliver on time and the online support staff responded quickly efficiently to my enquiries. The rail trip itself was enjoyable and just about punctual, but on balance not worth the troubles involved in booking or the cost. Hopefully, Sri Lanka Railways will allow online booking soon.
Jan 22, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★★☆
All worked well and the train was on time. Although it was a pain having to pick the tickets up from Stef Lanka as it is in the suburbs at the edge of Colombo. It took us a half an hour in a tuk tuk to get there.
Jan 16, 2019
train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways
★★★☆☆
I booked 3 sets of tickets for first class seats. Communication is not good at booking stage that confirmation can take some time with the railway company and that you need actual tickets not just printouts. but I continued to contact 12go support about getting the confirmations and arranging delivery of the tickets to our hotel. They were all eventually confirmed and delivered. So if you are prepared to do a bit of follow up with 12go and want it organised before you go and prepared to pay high price for that peace of mind then all good. Book well in advance if you can!

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How to get from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa

When you want to get from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 3,408. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,408.

How far is Colombo Fort from Hikkaduwa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa. Your trip will be a total of 102 miles (163 km). The flying distance is 58 miles (93 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa?

The travel time from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa?

The cost of the trip from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 3,408 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as LKR 3,408.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa:

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,408 to LKR 3,408;

How many trips per day are there between Colombo Fort and Hikkaduwa?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.