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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
14:25
Colombo Fort
16:33
Galle
2h 8m

From Colombo to Hikkaduwa by taxi

Any
Colombo
Time
Hikkaduwa
2h 10m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo
Time
Hikkaduwa
2h 10m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Hikkaduwa Schedule

Colombo to Hikkaduwa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort 00:00 – 02:10LKR 12,705
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Seat 06:55 – 08:58LKR 3,430
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 14:25 – 16:33LKR 3,248

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa

When you want to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa, 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 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 15,329. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,247.

How far is Colombo from Hikkaduwa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Hikkaduwa. Your trip will be a total of 71 miles (114 km). The flying distance is 56 miles (90 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo 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 to Hikkaduwa?

The cost of the trip from Colombo 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 3,247 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 15,329.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,247 to LKR 3,429;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 12,705 to LKR 15,329.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 3 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa. 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 12,705.

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 Hikkaduwa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo 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.