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There are 6 ways to get from Galle to Colombo by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  55 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO

$29 - $212

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Fly to Colombo  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB

$238 - $499

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1

$1 - $2

Taxi  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galle to Colombo 79.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Colombo 79.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 360 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Colombo is to fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 37000 and takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Galle and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Galle and Colombo is 108 km. The road distance is 126.9 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Colombo without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 360.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from Galle to Colombo, including transfers.

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Galle to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Galle to Colombo is to fly which takes 55 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 37000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 100 - Rs. 360 and takes 1 h 48 min, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 150 - Rs. 330 and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Galle to Colombo once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Galle to Colombo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. 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 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Galle to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Galle to Colombo bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Colombo is 127 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Galle to Colombo.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1225+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galle to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs Rs. 1200 - Rs. 1500.

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