There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Galle by train, bus, taxi or car
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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.
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.
The distance between Colombo and Galle is 108 km. The road distance is 124.6 km.
The best way to get from Colombo to Galle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs .
The train from Colombo Fort to Galle takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs every three hours.
Colombo to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.
Colombo to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.
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.
Colombo to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.
Colombo to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Galle station.
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 from Colombo Fort to Galle
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 44 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- $1 - $3
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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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