From Galle to Colombo by Trains

Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
07:14
Galle
2h 18m ride in train #8057, Observation class
5
09:32
Colombo Fort
Sri Lanka Railways
Recommended
15:35
Galle
2h 30m ride in train #8051, Observation class
5
18:05
Colombo Fort

From Galle to Colombo by Taxis

Refundable Recommended
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Galle
2h 20m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Colombo
Refundable Fastest
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Galle
2h 15m taxi ride in Comfort
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Colombo

Galle to Colombo Schedule

Galle to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 8pax 00:00 - 02:20LKR 16,424
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 07:14 - 09:32LKR 3,238
Sri Lanka Railways Observation class 15:35 - 18:05LKR 3,422

Galle to Colombo destination reviews

2.9
10 customer reviews
5
30%
4
0%
3
30%
2
10%
1
30%
AP
5
train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 16, 2019
My rating concerns the service by 12GoAsia. The train travel is very poor: no AC in first class, late, very rough ride, outdated carriages.
EC
3
train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 7, 2019
It was not easy to get tickets in Sri Lanka. I thought the tickets could be sent to our hotel in Colombo but they weren't sent until late so were sent to our hotel in Galle instead. First class seats are very basic. The train was very noisy. I would recommend paying extra for priority support.
CC
3
train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 5, 2019
We appreciated comfortable seats with legroom. Windows open were nice for the views of beach and jungle. The train car was very dirty. The bathroom was very poor.
CS
3
train #8051 First Class seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Dec 31, 2018
Not recommended. I bought 28/12 15:30 tickets from Galle to Colombo and make additional payment for delivering the tickets to hotel at Galle on 27/12. When we arrive our hotel at Galle on 27/12 16:00, the hotel owner told us no tickets are received. And then we try to find the telephone number to call the support office but fail, we note that we can only communicate via email. I sent the email immediately, after 1.5 hours (nearly 18:00), we got response and said we can receive the ticket by 12:00 noon on 28/12 (train departure date) and telephone number of operator is given to us for follow up. Then in the morning of 28/12 after 9 am, we call the operator but no one answered the phone. We were so concerned if we can got the ticket or not. We cancell the morning schedule and wait at the hotel. As time passed, no one showed at 12:00 noon (promised time), and then we waited for 20 minutes more and left the hotel. After we left, the hotel owner informed us they received the tickets for us. Do you know the feeling when you just receive the tickets after 12:00 noon but the train will depart at 15:30. In addition, we need to pay for IDD calls (phone call to operator) (no charged by 12 go asia, but our phone carrier)
JS
5
train #8051 Observation class, Sri Lanka Railways, Oct 14, 2019
Lovely trip - comfortable

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How to get from Galle to Colombo?

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

  • Train

How far is Galle from Colombo?

The overland distance from Galle to Colombo is 78 miles (125 km).
The flying distance is 66 miles (105 km).

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

The travel time from Galle to Colombo takes 3 hours in media.

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

To get from Galle to Colombo prepare to shell out about LKR 3,258 for your ticket.

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

Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 departures a day.

Useful tips for travel from Galle to Colombo

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

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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.

Do many travellers take train from Galle to Colombo?

Up to now, 567 booked train tickets from Galle to Colombo through our service. You can check reviews above.