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Sri Lanka Railways
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Colombo Fort
3h 47m ride in train #8050, First Class seat

Colombo to Matara Schedule

Colombo to Matara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways First Class seat 06:55 - 10:42LKR 3,379

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How to get from Colombo to Matara?

When you want to get from Colombo to Matara, your choices are limited. There is only one option we offer for this route:

  • Train

How far is Colombo from Matara?

The overland distance from Colombo to Matara is 119 miles (190 km).
The flying distance is 79 miles (126 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Matara takes 4 hours in media.

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

To get from Colombo to Matara prepare to shell out about LKR 3,379 for your ticket.

How many trips per day are there from Colombo to Matara?

Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 departures a day.

Useful tips for travel from Colombo to Matara

While train is the only option we offer for this route, these simple tips and recommendations will help enhance your travel experience.


Things to remember before buying your 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 are in for a premium experience, opt for a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi and a choice of snacks and drinks.

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