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

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Night train, train via Galoya Junction  •  11 h 34 min

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

$2 - $8

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Taxi, bus  •  13 h 10 min

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

$60 - $72

Night train, train  •  18 h 44 min

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

$3 - $8

Night train, bus  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort Night Mail Train
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station 32-1

$3 - $7

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Galle 229.7 miles

$27 - $40

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  3 h 46 min

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

$415 - $740

Taxi to Hatton, fly to Koggala  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Hatton
  2. Fly from Hatton (NUF) to Koggala (KCT) NUF - KCT

$122 - $322

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  6 h 14 min

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

$87 - $340

Night train to Sigiriya, fly to Hambantota, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Hambantota (HRI) GIU - HRI
  3. Take the bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station

$460 - $940

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Trincomalee to Galle. However, there are services departing from Trincomalee and arriving at Galle via Galoya Junction and Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Galle is 303 km. The road distance is 367.6 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Galle without a car is to night train and train which takes 11 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 34 min to get from Trincomalee to Galle, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Galle is 368 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Trincomalee to Galle.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Koggala Airport.

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There are 2488+ hotels available in Galle. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Galle.
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  • Distance: 189.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 34 min

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

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hatton to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $270
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Sigiriya to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Galoya Junction
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
Train from Galoya Junction to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
6 h
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Galle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
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 Dehiattakandiya to Galle Bus Station
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
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Galle Bus Station
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
Bus from Hambantota to Galle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 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 Trincomalee to Dehiattakandiya
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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