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From Colombo Fort to Galle by train

14:25
Colombo Fort
16:33
Galle
2h 8m
14:25
Colombo Fort
16:45
Galle
2h 20m
15:05
Colombo Fort
16:50
Galle
1h 45m

From Colombo to Galle by taxi

Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
2h 15m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
2h 20m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
1h 45m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
1h 45m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
1h 45m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Galle
1h 45m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Colombo Any Hotel to Galle by taxi

00:00
Colombo Any Hotel
01:40
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Galle
1h 40m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Koggala, Galle
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Koggala, Galle
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Galle Schedule

Colombo to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 14,179
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 15,123
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 14:25 – 16:33LKR 3,357

Colombo to Galle destination reviews

NS
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours, Feb 17, 2020
Chandilka... was extremely helpful in finding our villa which had changed name ... Sri Lankan help personified. Would gladly recommend Chandilka. He must be part Scottish. Thank you. Nick
EL
train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 22, 2019
Great communication via email and WhatsApp to organise this. Lovely train journey. I recommend using 12go.asia
JH
train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 3, 2019
We have used 12go.asia on a number of occasions during this current trip through Asia and, until now, have been entirely satisfied with the service and booking process. However, it didn’t go so well for this trip. We made this booking on 1st April for a train journey which wasn’t taking place until 1st December. Whilst the receipt stated that they couldn’t guarantee getting exactly the trip and class that we requested, we figured that, given the amount of notice, 12go.asia would be on it on the day the tickets were released to ensure we got the ones we requested. We received communications on 7th November telling us that we hadn’t got the times we requested for either our outward or return journeys. We wanted an early outward journey and a late return and got the exact opposite, effectively losing two days of our stay in Galle. We were even more disappointed when we learnt from other travellers that they had purchased tickets for the trains we wanted from the railway station and first class were still available! There was also a lot of confusion as I was sent itineraries with different times and ending up getting very frustrated as I tried to work our exactly what trains we were actually on. The journey itself went very smoothly, the train was late departing Colombo and arriving into Galle but, as we were already 7 hours later than we wanted to be, this became irrelevant. The First Class carriage is very comfortable and the journey along the coast is very pretty.
JP
train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 5, 2019
This review is based on the purchase of tickets and support provided by 12GoAsia. Unfortunately there was a country wide rail strike so we could not actually take the train. The support and communication provided by 12GoAsia was excellent. I would certainly use them again.
LW
train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 26, 2019
The actual train trip was fantastic and there were no issues with the tickets provided by 12go once on board the train. However, we paid for the train tickets to be dropped off at our hotel in advance of our journey, minimising the stress of having to locate the 12go office. Despite numerous assurances that our train tickets would be delivered on time, they were not. Given our train journey was on Sunday and the office is closed, this caused considerable stress as to whether we should go to the 12go office/go to Colombo station to buy more tickets. 12go in fact assured us the tickets had been dropped off on the Friday, this was a lie. The tickets were safely delivered on Saturday much to our relief. Given that trying to locate anywhere in Colombo is difficult, we do have some sympathy. On the whole, would use again.
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Galle

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

  • Train
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 18,140. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,348.

How far is Colombo from Galle?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Galle. Your trip will be a total of 78 miles (124 km). The flying distance is 66 miles (105 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Galle can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 3 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Galle 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 3,348 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 18,140.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,348 to LKR 3,348;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 14,141 to LKR 18,140.

How many trips per day are there between Colombo and Galle?

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.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Galle any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Galle. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 14,141.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

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 to Galle

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Galle? 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:

  • 96% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 4% decided to catch a taxi.