From Colombo Fort to Beliatta by train
From Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) to Hambantota by flight
How to get from Colombo to Southern Province
When you want to get from Colombo to Southern Province, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:
If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 47,029. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,489.
How far is Colombo from Southern Province?
If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Southern Province. Your trip will be a total of 122 miles (196 km). The flying distance is 87 miles (139 km).
How long does it take to get from Colombo to Southern Province?
The travel time from Colombo to Southern Province can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 4 hours.
How much does it cost to get from Colombo to Southern Province?
The cost of the trip from Colombo to Southern Province 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 3,489 for your ticket.
However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as LKR 47,029.
Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo to Southern Province:
- Train tickets - LKR 3,489 to LKR 3,489;
- Plane tickets - LKR 45,002 to LKR 47,029;
How many trips per day are there between Colombo and Southern Province?
Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.
- Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 4 trains per day.
- Flights from Colombo to Southern Province depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
Which means of transport is the best for the route?
Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Southern Province. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is LKR 45,002.
Things to remember before boarding a plane:
- It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
- Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.
Airlines flying from Colombo to Southern Province
Cinnamon Air, Srilankan Airlines
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 Southern Province
How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Southern Province? 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:
- 100% users enjoyed a train ride.