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

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Balapitiya Colombo Commuter / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Balapitiya 60 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Balapitiya 60 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Balapitiya is to train which costs Rs. 75 - Rs. 260 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Balapitiya is to taxi which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 9000 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Balapitiya. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Balapitiya is 75 km. The road distance is 96 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Balapitiya without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs Rs. 75 - Rs. 260.

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The train from Colombo Fort to Balapitiya takes 1 h 41 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Balapitiya.
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  • Distance: 47.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Balapitiya 5 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Balapitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Balapitiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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