Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo

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19:00
Trincomalee
8h 30m ride in train #7084, First Class Sleeper
4.0
03:30
+1
Colombo Fort
Instant Refundable Fastest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
04:05
+1
Galleface, Colombo
Instant Refundable
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
04:15
+1
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo

From Trincomalee to Colombo by train

19:00
Trincomalee
8h 30m ride in train #7084, First Class Sleeper
4.0
03:30
+1
Colombo Fort

From Trincomalee to Colombo by bus

Instant Refundable Fastest
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 5m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
04:05
+1
Galleface, Colombo
Instant Refundable
22:00
Trincomalee
6h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
04:15
+1
Bampalapitty 7 Stories, Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 28,713
Tuktukdude Leisure van 10:00 - 22:00LKR 15,736
Avro Travels Tourist bus 22:00 - 04:05LKR 1,775

Transportation from Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo destination reviews

HM
Bus Tourist bus, Avro Travels, Mar 6, 2020
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.
CF
Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels, Jan 10, 2020
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.
3.6
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How to get from Trincomalee to Colombo

Travelling between Trincomalee and Colombo 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 30,027 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 19.

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 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 19 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 30,027 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 ?

  • 1 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 22:00 Galleface until 22:00 Galleface
  • 1 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 19:00 Colombo Fort until 19:00 Colombo Fort

1 from Trincomalee to Colombo starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 10:00 Colombo Any Hotel

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, 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 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

  • 76% opted for a bus
  • 24% took a train