There are 3 ways to get from Balapitiya to Galle by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Balapitiya to Galle Local Trains / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Balapitiya to Galle 24.9 miles

$18 - $22

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Balapitiya to Galle 24.9 miles

$3 - $5

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Balapitiya and arriving at Galle. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Balapitiya and Galle is 33 km. The road distance is 39.8 km.

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The best way to get from Balapitiya to Galle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from Balapitiya to Galle takes 1 h 14 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Balapitiya to Galle is 40 km. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Balapitiya to Galle.

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There are 2488+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Balapitiya to Galle.
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  • Distance: 20.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Balapitiya to Galle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Balapitiya to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Balapitiya to Galle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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