Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo

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Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule

Trincomalee to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Van 6pax Any time$ 154
Tuktukdude Leisure Shuttle + Safari Drive 10:00 - 22:00$ 96
Avro Travels VIP 32 22:00 - 04:15LKR 2,850

Transportation from Trincomalee to Colombo

Trincomalee to Colombo Destination Reviews

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.
Bus Tourist bus, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Mar 6, 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.
Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Jan 10, 2020
I enjoy train travel and slept in the top bunk just fine. My daughter also slept ok in the bottom bunk. Mark didn't rest because of the noise and movement. Bathroom was shared between two adjacent two berth rooms. It was repulsive. I am used to that but it would not be hard to improve your standards here please.
Train #7084 First Class Sleeper , Sri Lanka Railways, Jan 10, 2019
9 customer reviews

How to get from Trincomalee to Colombo

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 314.71 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 7.92.

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

It can take you anywhere between 5 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 4h 26m. 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 USD 7.92 if you opt for a Avro Travels bus and as expensive as USD 314.71 if you buy a Ceylon Roots 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 Trincomalee until 22:00 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?


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


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

Ceylon Roots, Stef Lanka Tours


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Trincomalee and Colombo, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Trincomalee and Colombo

Tuktukdude Leisure

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

  • 97% opted for a bus
  • 3% bought a taxi ride
  • 1% Other