There are 4 ways to get from Matara to Galle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Galle Local Trains / ...

$1

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Galle Bus Station 32-1 / ...

$1

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Galle 27.2 miles

$20 - $25

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Galle 27.2 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Matara to Galle is to bus which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Galle is to taxi which costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 4100 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station station and arriving at Galle Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Matara and arriving at Galle. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Matara and Galle is 37 km. The road distance is 43.5 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Galle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 160.

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The train from Matara to Galle takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Matara to Galle is to train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs Rs. 40 - Rs. 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 80 - Rs. 110 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Galle.
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  • Distance: 22.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Matara to Galle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Galle hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Galle
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Matara to Galle is 44 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Matara to Galle.

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There are 2437+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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