Colombo to Galle

Colombo to Galle

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14:25
Colombo Fort
2h 20m ride in train #8056, 1st Class Seat
4.0
16:45
Galle
Fastest
15:05
Colombo Fort
1h 45m ride in train #8054, 1st Class Seat
16:50
Galle
Refundable
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Colombo
2h 15m taxi ride
5.0
--:--
Galle

From Colombo Fort to Galle by train

14:25
Colombo Fort
2h 20m ride in train #8056, 1st Class Seat
4.0
16:45
Galle
Fastest
15:05
Colombo Fort
1h 45m ride in train #8054, 1st Class Seat
16:50
Galle

From Colombo to Galle by taxi

Refundable
--:--
Colombo
2h 15m taxi ride
5.0
--:--
Galle

Colombo to Galle Schedule

Colombo to Galle Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lakpura Comfort Any timeLKR 15,887
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 15,445

Transportation from Colombo to Galle

Colombo to Galle destination reviews

NS
taxi Comfort, 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
EL
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 12go.asia
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How to get from Colombo to Galle

Travelling between Colombo and Galle is possible by Train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 16,876 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,801.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 3 hours to travel between Colombo and Galle depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Galle. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 1h 40m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 2h 30m to reach Galle.

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

Travelling between Colombo and Galle can be as cheap as LKR 2,801 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 16,876 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Colombo to Galle starting from 14:25 Galle until 15:05 Galle

1 from Colombo to Galle starting from 00:00 Galle until 00:00 Galle

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Colombo to Galle.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Colombo and Galle

Lakpura, Stef Lanka Tours

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Colombo to Galle?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 95% took a train
  • 5% bought a taxi ride