Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo

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Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 6pax Any time$ 154
Tuktukdude Leisure Shuttle + Safari Drive 10:00 - 22:00$ 96
Avro Travels VIP 32 22:00 - 04:15LKR 2,850

Transportation from Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo Destination Reviews

HM
The trip was great, on time, fast, everything was clear. The only thing which was uncomfortable.. We are tall, and there was really not enough space for our legs.
Bus Tourist bus, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Mar 6, 2020
CF
The bus es a fine and ir mas punctual. But the pick up information was terrible. We got an address, coordinates and a photo of the place. They were all different. The address was far from the coordinates, we decided to go for the coordinates because it was where the photo showed. The photo was from the parking lot from food city. We wait there but the bus do not go there. It goes to a bus stop further down the street. We were lucky that we see the bus and go ask. Otherwise we would have lost it.
Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Jan 10, 2020
FL
I enjoy train travel and slept in the top bunk just fine. My daughter also slept ok in the bottom bunk. Mark didn't rest because of the noise and movement. Bathroom was shared between two adjacent two berth rooms. It was repulsive. I am used to that but it would not be hard to improve your standards here please.
Train #7084 First Class Sleeper , Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 10, 2019
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How to get from Trincomalee to Colombo

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

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van 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 113,314. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 2,850.

How far is Trincomalee from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Trincomalee to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 192 miles (308 km). The flying distance is 148 miles (237 km).

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

The travel time from Trincomalee to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 12 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Trincomalee to Colombo 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 2,850 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 113,314.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 2,850 to LKR 2,850;
  • Van price : LKR 34,534;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 44,606 to LKR 113,314.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 22:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Trincomalee to Colombo 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 Trincomalee 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 44,606.

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

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Trincomalee to Colombo. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Trincomalee to Colombo.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Trincomalee to Colombo

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

  • 97% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 1% Other