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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 40m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Galle 126.2 km

Rs. 11000 - Rs. 13000

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Galle 126.2 km

Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2700

Colombo to Galle by train

The train journey time between Colombo and Galle is around 2h 8m and covers a distance of around 115 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the Colombo to Galle train service departs from Fort Station and arrives in Galle Station. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 8m
Fastest train time:
1h 44m
Trains per week:
Cheapest price:
Rs. 110
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

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First train departs at:
Last train departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Colombo to Galle train schedules

Colombo → Galle
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Galle is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Galle is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Galle is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective 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. 11000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 1h 40m.

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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 107 km. The road distance is 126.2 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 126 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Colombo to Galle.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Galle.
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  • Distance: 106.7 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 40m
Estimated price
Rs. 11000 - Rs. 13000
Kangaroo Cabs
+94 11 25 88 588
Colombo Taxi
+94 11 43 43 475
Budget Taxi
+94 11 72 99 299

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