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From Colombo Fort to Galle by train

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

Colombo to Galle Schedule

Colombo to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 13,771
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 14,793
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 14:25 – 16:45LKR 3,284

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 17,791. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,284.

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 73 miles (117 km). The flying distance is 69 miles (111 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 3,284 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 17,791.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,284 to LKR 3,284;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 13,771 to LKR 17,791.

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 13,771.

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:

  • 89% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 11% decided to catch a taxi.