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How to get from Colombo Airport to Galle?

Galle

Get to know the different transport services between Colombo International airport to Galle

The Bandaranaike International Airport is the prime hub for all travelers to Srilanka and so there are many ways of transport to the city.

Galle is one of the major city in Sri Lanka and it is the administrative capital of Sri Lanka. The distance from Colombo International airport to Galle is approx 150 km and take 2hrs and 30 mins to reach. Galle is a historic city and has lots to explore. The famous 17th-century Dutch fort is in Galle. The Galle fort is the best example colonial history and architecture. This city is a home to ancient churches, mosques, and museums.

Transport Services available from Colombo Airport

How to get from Colombo Airport to Galle

There are frequent buses running from Colombo International Airport and City centre. You can board the bus No.187 outside the airport and reach the Colombo Fort station and the cost of the ticket is 37 LKR and it would take approximately 45 mins to reach. From the Fort station you can reach Maharangama Bus stand and from there you can catch a high-speed bus to Galle. The ticket cost in the air-conditioned high-speed bus is 380 LKR approx 3USD and would take about 1hr and 30 mins to reach Galle. The total travel time would be about 3hs -4hrs depending on the traffic.

Though it is cheap to travel on a bus, it is not very comfortable. At times the waiting hours can prolong up to 2 hours before you could catch the next bus. Also, there is no guarantee that you would be allotted with seats, it merely depends on your luck.

Taking the train journey from Colombo Fort to Galle is the most economical and comfortable journey if plans are made well in advance. There are multiple trains operating from the Colombo Fort and the travel time is about 2.45 hrs to 3hrs. The journey between Colombo Fort and Galle is a coastal route and you can enjoy the most scenic journey during the day.

There are no online bookings for train tickets in Sri Lanka, you can either use an agency to reserve your tickets or go to the Fort station directly and make the bookings. The average costs for a second-class ticket are 180 LKR and 340 LKR for a first class ticket.

Booking a transfer service from Colombo Airport to Galle is the fastest and the most comfortable mode of transport. There is no actual wait time when we use a taxi service for transfer and it is available 24x7. Bookings can be made in advance on www.airporttransfer.lk. Once booking is made our driver is ready for the pickup and he waits close to the arrival point and helps you with your boxes and drives you safely to your destination. The travel time is about 2.5hrs and there will be no extra hidden costs charged. The cost from Colombo airport to Galle in an economy class of car will be 13000 LKR approx to $ 83. You can reach the desired destination with ease and hassle-free.

Booking a transfer service from Colombo Airport to Galle is the fastest and the most comfortable mode of transport. There is no actual wait time when we use a taxi service for transfer and it is available 24x7. Bookings can be made in advance on www.airporttransfer.lk. Once booking is made our driver is ready for the pickup and he waits close to the arrival point and helps you with your boxes and drives you safely to your destination. The travel time is about 2.5hrs and there will be no extra hidden costs charged. The cost from Colombo airport to Galle in an economy class of car will be 13000 LKR approx to $ 83. You can reach the desired destination with ease and hassle-free.

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