Colombo to Galle

Colombo to Galle

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Colombo to Galle Schedule

Colombo to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any time$ 188.50
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 06:55 - 10:10$ 15.14
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 15:44 - 17:34$ 13.56

Transportation from Colombo to Galle

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
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
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
taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Feb 17, 2020
Great communication via email and WhatsApp to organise this. Lovely train journey. I recommend using
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 22, 2019
We have used 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, 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.
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 3, 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.
Train #8050 First Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 5, 2019
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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 USD 254.92. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 79.89.

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 2 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 Stef Lanka Tours: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 79.89 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 USD 254.92.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.57 to USD 5.57;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 79.89 to USD 254.92.

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

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

  • 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?


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 USD 79.89.

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


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:

  • 98% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.