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