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From Colombo Fort to Trincomalee by train

21:30
Colombo Fort
05:30
Trincomalee
8h

From Dehiwela Frazer Avenue to Trincomalee by bus

22:30
Dehiwela Frazer Avenue, Colombo
04:55
Trincomalee
6h 25m
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From Galleface to Trincomalee by bus

22:50
Galleface, Colombo
04:55
Trincomalee
6h 5m
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From Bampalapitty 7 Stories to Trincomalee by bus

22:40
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo
04:55
Trincomalee
6h 15m
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From Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) to Trincomalee (TRR) by flight

07:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
07:45
TRR Trincomalee Airport
45m
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07:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
07:45
TRR Trincomalee Airport
45m
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15:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
15:45
TRR Trincomalee Airport
45m
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15:00
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
15:45
TRR Trincomalee Airport
45m
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From Colombo Any Hotel to Trincomalee by taxi

Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Trincomalee
6h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Colombo Any Hotel
Time
Trincomalee
6h
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  vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Trincomalee Schedule

Colombo to Trincomalee Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 28,766
Srilankan Airlines Economy #UL500315:00 – 15:45LKR 4,297
Cinnamon Air Economy #C7940315:00 – 15:45LKR 1,850

Colombo to Trincomalee destination reviews

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Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels, Nov 22, 2019
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Colombo to Trincomalee

When you want to get from Colombo to Trincomalee, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

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 52,632. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 1,850.

How far is Colombo from Trincomalee?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Trincomalee. Your trip will be a total of 169 miles (271 km). The flying distance is 150 miles (240 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Trincomalee can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Trincomalee varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Avro Travels: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LKR 1,850 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 52,632.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 1,850 to LKR 1,850;
  • Train tickets - LKR 4,297 to LKR 4,297;
  • Plane tickets - LKR 52,632 to LKR 52,632;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 28,766 to LKR 30,945.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 22:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:50. There are 3 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Colombo to Trincomalee depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Colombo to Trincomalee any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Trincomalee. 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 52,632.

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 Trincomalee
Srilankan Airlines

Buses

Taking a bus from Colombo to Trincomalee is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Colombo to Trincomalee. 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 28,766.

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 Trincomalee

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo to Trincomalee? 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:

  • 52% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 48% decided to go for a bus.