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From Galle to Colombo by train

03:20
Galle
05:00
Colombo Fort
1h 40m
07:05
Galle
09:10
Colombo Fort
2h 5m
07:14
Galle
09:32
Colombo Fort
2h 18m
07:25
Galle
09:32
Colombo Fort
2h 7m

From Koggala Airport (KCT) to Western Province (CMB) by flight

13:00
KCT Koggala Airport, Southern Province
13:30
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
30m
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13:00
KCT Koggala Airport, Southern Province
13:30
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
30m
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13:15
KCT Koggala Airport, Southern Province
13:45
CMB Bandaranaike Airport, Western Province
30m
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From Galle to Colombo by taxi

Any
Galle
Time
Colombo
2h 20m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Galle
Time
Colombo
2h 15m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Galle
Time
Colombo
1h 45m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Koggala to Colombo by taxi

Any
Koggala, Galle
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Koggala, Galle
Time
Colombo Any Hotel
2h 30m
Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Galle to Colombo Schedule

Galle to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax Any timeLKR 13,936
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 15,126
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 03:20 – 05:00LKR 3,358
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 07:05 – 09:10LKR 3,358

Galle to Colombo destination reviews

GP
train #8057 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Comfortable and efficient journey. Train ran a bit late, but not too much by Indian/Sri Lankan standards.
JS
train #8051 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 14, 2019
Lovely trip - comfortable
3.2
12 customer reviews
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4
8%
3
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2
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Galle to Colombo

When you want to get from Galle to Colombo, 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 16,521. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,354.

How far is Galle from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Galle to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 79 miles (126 km). The flying distance is 69 miles (111 km).

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

The travel time from Galle to Colombo 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 Galle to Colombo?

The cost of the trip from Galle to Colombo 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 3,354 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 16,521.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,354 to LKR 3,358;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 12,777 to LKR 16,521.

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

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.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Galle to Colombo 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 Galle to Colombo. 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 12,777.

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 Galle to Colombo

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

  • 98% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.