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From Matara to Colombo by train

Colombo Fort
3h 55m

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Matara to Colombo

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

  • Train

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 Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 3,375. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,375.

How far is Matara from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Matara to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 122 miles (196 km). The flying distance is 79 miles (126 km).

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

The travel time from Matara to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Matara 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 3,375 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as LKR 3,375.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,375 to LKR 3,375;

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

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.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


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 Matara to Colombo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Matara 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:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.