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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Colombo Commuter / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 21 min

  1. 60 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. 60 miles

$7 - $11

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 - $60
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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.

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