Galle to Colombo

Galle to Colombo

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Fastest
07:05
Galle
2h 5m ride in train #8057, 1st Class Seat
4.5
09:10
Colombo Fort
07:25
Galle
2h 7m ride in train #8057, 1st Class Seat
4.5
09:32
Colombo Fort
Refundable
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Galle
2h 15m taxi ride
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Colombo

From Galle to Colombo by train

Fastest
07:05
Galle
2h 5m ride in train #8057, 1st Class Seat
4.5
09:10
Colombo Fort
07:25
Galle
2h 7m ride in train #8057, 1st Class Seat
4.5
09:32
Colombo Fort

From Galle to Colombo by Taxi

Refundable
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Galle
2h 15m taxi ride
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Colombo

Transportation from Galle to Colombo

Galle to Colombo destination reviews

GP
train #8057 1st Class Seat, Sri Lanka Railways, Mar 20, 2020
Comfortable and efficient journey. Train ran a bit late, but not too much by Indian/Sri Lankan standards.
3.2
12 customer reviews
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How to get from Galle to Colombo

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 16,600 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 2,767.

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

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

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

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

Travelling between Galle and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 2,767 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 16,600 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 Galle and Colombo ?

  • 3 from Galle to Colombo starting from 13:00 Koggala Airport until 13:15 Koggala Airport
  • 1 from Galle to Colombo starting from 03:20 Colombo Fort until 07:25 Colombo Fort

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

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

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 Galle to Colombo, 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 Galle and Colombo

Cinnamon Air, Srilankan Airlines

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 Galle and Colombo

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 Galle to Colombo?

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

  • 97% took a train
  • 3% bought a taxi ride