Colombo to Galle

Colombo to Galle

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Colombo to Galle Schedule

Colombo to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Van 9pax 00:00 - 02:10LKR 58,552
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 06:09 - 08:01LKR 1,655
Sri Lanka Railway First Class Reserved Seat 15:40 - 18:10LKR 1,655

Transportation from Colombo to Galle

Facts about the transport from Colombo to Galle

Cheapest Transport$6
Fastest Transport1h 45m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure3:50 PM
Departures per day10
Distance124 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCeylon Roots, Lakpura, Real Lanka Holidays, Sri Lanka Railway, Stef Lanka Tours

Colombo to Galle Destination Reviews

I had a great time. The first class compartment was clean and the AC worked really well. Train was on time and the journey was really comfortable. Just be aware of where you need to get down as announcements are not made in English.
Train #8056 First Class Reserved Seat, Sri Lanka Railway, May 31, 2024
I only purchased the train tickets through the information on this site so can’t rate the vehicle or operator. But the information was accurate and very helpful.
Train #8060 First Class Reserved Seat, Sri Lanka Railway, May 12, 2024
pleasant journey in 1st class a/c carriage
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 2, 2024
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
54 customer reviews

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:

  • Flight
  • 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 Train 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 300.73. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 52.88.

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 Real Lanka Holidays: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 52.88 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 300.73.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.45 to USD 5.45;
  • flight+taxi price: USD 130.37 - USD 192.82. From Colombo to Galle starting from 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport del until 00:00 Bandaranaike Airport del

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 52.88 to USD 300.73.

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 52.88.

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.
  • 1% Other