Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo

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Instant Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
5
04:05
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Galleface, Colombo
LKR 1,850 per adult
Instant Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
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Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo
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From Trincomalee to Colombo by Bus

Instant Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
5
04:05
+1
Galleface, Colombo
LKR 1,850 per adult
Instant Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
5
04:15
+1
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo
LKR 1,850 per adult
Instant Refundable Cheapest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 25m bus ride in Tourist bus
5
04:25
+1
Dehiwela Frazer Avenue, Colombo
LKR 1,850 per adult

From Trincomalee to Colombo by train

Train #7084 by Sri Lanka Railways
19:00 Trincomalee
Requires bookings in advance (20 days)

From Trincomalee to Colombo by Taxi and van

Refundable
10:00
Trincomalee
12h journey in Taxi+van. All connections guaranteed
22:00
Colombo Any Hotel
LKR 15,731 per adult

From Trincomalee to Colombo by Taxi

Refundable Fastest
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Trincomalee
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Colombo Any Hotel
LKR 28,704 vehicle, all incl
Refundable Fastest
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Trincomalee
6h taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Colombo Any Hotel
LKR 30,878 vehicle, all incl

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 28,768
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Sleeper 19:00 - 03:30LKR 4,168
Avro Travels Tourist bus 22:00 - 04:05LKR 1,850

Transportation from Trincomalee to Colombo

How to get from Trincomalee to Colombo

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 30,948 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LKR 1,850.

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

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

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

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

Travelling between Trincomalee and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 1,850 if you opt for a Avro Travels bus and as expensive as LKR 30,948 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 Trincomalee and Colombo ?

  • 3 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 22:00 Trincomalee until 22:00 Trincomalee
  • 1 by taxi+van from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 10:00 Trincomalee until 10:00 Trincomalee
  • 1 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 19:00 Trincomalee until 19:00 Trincomalee

2 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 00:00 Trincomalee until 00:00 Trincomalee

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Trincomalee to Colombo 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 Trincomalee and Colombo

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 Trincomalee and Colombo

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 Trincomalee to Colombo?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 56% opted for a bus
  • 44% took a train