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

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Train  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Galle Station Colombo

Rs. 110 - Rs. 430

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 37m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Galle 124.6 km

Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000

Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Galle 124.6 km

Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2600

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to train which costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 430 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 1h 37m.

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

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The distance between Colombo and Galle is 108 km. The road distance is 124.6 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Galle without a car is to train which takes 1h 44m and costs Rs. 110 - Rs. 430.

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

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Colombo to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Fort Station.

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Colombo to Galle train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Galle Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Galle is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Colombo to Galle.

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There are 2236+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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  • Distance: 107.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 44m

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Galle Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost Rs. 110 - Rs. 430 and the journey takes 1h 44m.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Galle
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com
Budget Taxi
Phone
+94 11 72 99 299
Website
budgettaxilk.com

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