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There are 7 ways to get from Galle to Trincomalee by train, night train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, night train via Galoya Junction  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
  3. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$3 - $8

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Train, night train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$2 - $7

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Bus, taxi  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya 35-1
  2. Take a taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Trincomalee

$57 - $73

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Trincomalee 229.1 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Koggala to Katugastota, taxi  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Trincomalee

$252 - $443

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$77 - $282

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Trincomalee

$82 - $232

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 450 - Rs. 1400 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Trincomalee is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 43000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galle to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Galle and arriving at Trincomalee via Colombo Fort and Galoya Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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The distance between Galle and Trincomalee is 303 km. The road distance is 366.6 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Trincomalee without a car is to train and night train which takes 11 h 9 min and costs Rs. 450 - Rs. 1400.

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It takes approximately 11 h 9 min to get from Galle to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Trincomalee is 367 km. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Galle to Trincomalee.

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Map of how to get from Galle to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 189.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 9 min

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

There is no direct connection from Galle to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Colombo Fort, take the train to Galoya Junction, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dehiattakandiya then take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 275+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $16 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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