Colombo to Unawatuna

Colombo to Unawatuna

  Oct 31, 2021, 8 trips (LKR 12,182 – LKR 33,887)

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1h 40m

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2h 20m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
Talpe, Galle
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From LKR 15,063 vehicle, all incl
1h 45m taxi ride with Ceylon Roots
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From LKR 19,048 vehicle, all incl

Colombo to Unawatuna Schedule

Colombo to Unawatuna Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ceylon Roots SUV 3pax Any timeLKR 33,887
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 15,947
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 13,565

Transportation from Colombo to Unawatuna

Colombo to Unawatuna Destination Reviews

taxi Comfort, Stef Lanka Tours (Stef Lanka Tours), Feb 17, 2020
Chandilka... was extremely helpful in finding our villa which had changed name ... Sri Lankan help personified. Would gladly recommend Chandilka. He must be part Scottish. Thank you. Nick
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 22, 2019
Great communication via email and WhatsApp to organise this. Lovely train journey. I recommend using
Train #8056 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 3, 2019
We have used on a number of occasions during this current trip through Asia and, until now, have been entirely satisfied with the service and booking process. However, it didn’t go so well for this trip. We made this booking on 1st April for a train journey which wasn’t taking place until 1st December. Whilst the receipt stated that they couldn’t guarantee getting exactly the trip and class that we requested, we figured that, given the amount of notice, would be on it on the day the tickets were released to ensure we got the ones we requested. We received communications on 7th November telling us that we hadn’t got the times we requested for either our outward or return journeys. We wanted an early outward journey and a late return and got the exact opposite, effectively losing two days of our stay in Galle. We were even more disappointed when we learnt from other travellers that they had purchased tickets for the trains we wanted from the railway station and first class were still available! There was also a lot of confusion as I was sent itineraries with different times and ending up getting very frustrated as I tried to work our exactly what trains we were actually on. The journey itself went very smoothly, the train was late departing Colombo and arriving into Galle but, as we were already 7 hours later than we wanted to be, this became irrelevant. The First Class carriage is very comfortable and the journey along the coast is very pretty.
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 5, 2019
This review is based on the purchase of tickets and support provided by 12GoAsia. Unfortunately there was a country wide rail strike so we could not actually take the train. The support and communication provided by 12GoAsia was excellent. I would certainly use them again.
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Aug 26, 2019
The actual train trip was fantastic and there were no issues with the tickets provided by 12go once on board the train. However, we paid for the train tickets to be dropped off at our hotel in advance of our journey, minimising the stress of having to locate the 12go office. Despite numerous assurances that our train tickets would be delivered on time, they were not. Given our train journey was on Sunday and the office is closed, this caused considerable stress as to whether we should go to the 12go office/go to Colombo station to buy more tickets. 12go in fact assured us the tickets had been dropped off on the Friday, this was a lie. The tickets were safely delivered on Saturday much to our relief. Given that trying to locate anywhere in Colombo is difficult, we do have some sympathy. On the whole, would use again.
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 30, 2019
Got the best seats in 1st class, our first views of Sei Lanka were fantastic. Good customer service from 12go. Thank you
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 19, 2019
Lovely scenery. But do not expect 1 st class European standards
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 11, 2019
Everything ran smoothly with our train tickets. A driver from 12goasia had picked us up from the airport and brought the tickets with which saved us a trip to their office. I would recommend.
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 24, 2019
Initially it is easy to book your tickets with 12GoAsia, but after receiving confirmation of my request, I didn’t receive any further information and couldn’t contact them. On reaching Colombo I phoned the Agents who had the tickets. A tuktuk ride to collect them. It’s a complicated system but it works.
Train #8050 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Feb 10, 2019
Communication was good with company. Though they said they could reserve them got another message saying 10 days. Yes their markup is almost double the price of ticket. Then another $10 for delivery to hotel on the day I arrived. So yes you pay for their services but I also had a great train ride with tickets in hand. No stressing if I could get a ticket at the station. I would do it again for the convenience
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How to get from Colombo to Unawatuna

When you want to get from Colombo to Unawatuna, 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 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 33,996. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,636.

How far is Colombo from Unawatuna?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo to Unawatuna. Your trip will be a total of 88 miles (140 km). The flying distance is 68 miles (108 km).

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

The travel time from Colombo to Unawatuna 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 Unawatuna?

The cost of the trip from Colombo to Unawatuna 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 3,636 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 33,996.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,636 to LKR 3,636;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 33,935 to LKR 33,935.

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

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

  • 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 Galle any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


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 33,935.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


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 Unawatuna

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