There are 3 ways to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa Express Train / ...

$1 - $2

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Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Hikkaduwa 71.5 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Hikkaduwa 71.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa is to train which costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 310 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa is to train which costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 310 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Hikkaduwa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Hikkaduwa is 92 km. The road distance is 114.4 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs Rs. 90 - Rs. 310.

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The train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa takes 1 h 29 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Colombo to Hikkaduwa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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Colombo to Hikkaduwa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Hikkaduwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Hikkaduwa is 114 km. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Colombo to Hikkaduwa.

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There are 1984+ hotels available in Hikkaduwa. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Hikkaduwa.
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  • Distance: 57.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Hikkaduwa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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