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

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Galle every 4 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
Avg. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
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
Avg. 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 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
1 h 36 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo to Galle?

The distance between Colombo and Galle is 108 km. The road distance is 125 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo to Galle?

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 170 and takes 4 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo to Galle?

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to taxi which takes 1 h 36 min and costs Rs. 11000.

Is there a direct train between Colombo and Galle?

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

Is there a direct bus between Colombo and Galle?

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

How long does it take to get from Colombo to Galle?

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