There are 9 ways to get from Galle to Trincomalee by train, night train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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 - $9

Cheapest option

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 - $8

7 alternative options

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

$62 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Trincomalee 229.1 miles

$27 - $40

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

$82 - $287

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

$87 - $237

Bus to Weerawila, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) WRZ - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$326 - $635

Train to Colombo, fly to Sigiriya, night train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  3. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$240 - $576

Fly Koggala to Diyawanna Oya, train, night train  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KCT - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
  3. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$32 - $220

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
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Weerawila to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 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
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 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
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
$5 - $6
Super Lux
$9
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galle and Trincomalee is 303 km. The road distance is 367 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1500 and takes 11 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Galle to Trincomalee is to drive which takes 5 h 21 min and costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 6500.

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.

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