There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Galle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

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

$1 - $3

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$1 - $2

Taxi  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Galle 77.9 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Galle 77.9 miles

$9 - $14

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Galle Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Galle. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Galle is 108 km. The road distance is 124.6 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Galle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs .

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The train from Colombo Fort to Galle takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Colombo to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Colombo to Galle is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h.

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Colombo to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Galle.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Galle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo to Galle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 4 h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Galle is 125 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Colombo to Galle.

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