Colombo to Trincomalee

Colombo to Trincomalee

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21:30
Colombo Fort
8h ride in train #7083, First Class Sleeper
4.3
05:30
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Trincomalee
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22:50
Galleface, Colombo
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
04:55
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Trincomalee
Instant Refundable
22:40
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
04:55
+1
Trincomalee

From Colombo Fort to Trincomalee by train

21:30
Colombo Fort
8h ride in train #7083, First Class Sleeper
4.3
05:30
+1
Trincomalee

From Galleface to Trincomalee by Bus

Instant Refundable Fastest
22:50
Galleface, Colombo
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
04:55
+1
Trincomalee

From Bampalapitty 7 Stories to Trincomalee by Bus

Instant Refundable
22:40
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
04:55
+1
Trincomalee

Transportation from Colombo to Trincomalee

Colombo to Trincomalee destination reviews

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Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels, Nov 22, 2019
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How to get from Colombo to Trincomalee

Travelling between Colombo and Trincomalee is possible by Bus, train and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 29,696 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LKR 1,500.

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

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 12 hours to travel between Colombo and Trincomalee depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Colombo and Trincomalee. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 6h. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 12h to reach Trincomalee.

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

Travelling between Colombo and Trincomalee can be as cheap as LKR 1,500 if you opt for a Avro Travels bus and as expensive as LKR 29,696 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 Trincomalee ?

  • 4 from Colombo to Trincomalee starting from 07:00 Bandaranaike Airport until 15:00 Bandaranaike Airport
  • 1 from Colombo to Trincomalee starting from 22:30 Trincomalee until 22:50 Trincomalee
  • 1 by taxi+van from Colombo to Trincomalee starting from 08:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 08:00 Colombo Any Hotel
  • 1 from Colombo to Trincomalee starting from 21:30 Trincomalee until 21:30 Trincomalee

1 from Colombo to Trincomalee starting from 00:00 Trincomalee until 08:00 Trincomalee

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

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

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Colombo to Trincomalee, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as LKR 42,949,672.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Colombo and Trincomalee

Cinnamon Air, Srilankan Airlines

Bus

Travelling from Colombo to Trincomalee overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Colombo and Trincomalee

Avro Travels

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 Trincomalee

Stef Lanka Tours, Tuktukdude Leisure

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 Trincomalee?

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

  • 83% took a train
  • 14% opted for a bus
  • 3% bought a taxi ride