There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Galle by train, bus, taxi or car
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 200 and takes 4 h.
The quickest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 12000 and takes 1 h 36 min.
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 four 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 Rs. 100 - Rs. 360.
The train from Colombo Fort to Galle takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs every four hours.
Colombo to Galle bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.
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 from Colombo Fort to Galle
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 44 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $1 - $3
- Schedules at
- 3rd Class
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- $1 - $3
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