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Colombo - Galle - Matara by rail

A great way to reach the cities of Galle and Matara, by train along the coast...  2nd class is the recommended option, as 3rd class gets too crowded.  The Colombo-Galle fare is only about Rs.65 (0.50/$1) one-way in 2nd class for the 116 km.  Colombo to Matara is about Rs.90 2nd class.

Colombo ► Galle ► Matara

Km

 Notes:

2,3 2,3 2,3 2,3 2,3 Mon-Fri, 2,3 3 Mon-Fri, 3 Sat, Sun, 3 3
0 Colombo (Maradana) depart: 06:30

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- 13:40 15:40 16:40 17:20 17:50 17:50 18:45
2 Colombo (Fort) depart: 06:55 08:35 10:30 14:05 15:50 16:46 17:25 18:00 17:55 19:30
116 Galle arrive: 09:48 11:18 13:02 16:46 17:47 19:13 20:05 20:38 21:26 22:55
159 Matara arrive: 11:07 12:20 14:17 18:08 18:40 20:25 - 21:53 -

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There's no 1st class on this route.  Unless shown otherwise, trains run every day.

2 = unreserved 2nd class seats;

3 = unreserved 3rd class seats;

You can check train times using the official Sri Lanka Railways website, www.railway.gov.lk, but double-check train times locally.

Matara ► Galle ► Colombo

Notes:

Mon-Fri, 3 Sat, Sun 3 3 Mon-Fri 2,3 2,3 2,3 Mon-Sat, 3 2,3 Sunday 2,3 2,3
Matara depart:

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04:35

05:55

06:10

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09:55

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14:25
Galle depart: 03:30 04:15 05:00 05:35 06:45 07:30 09:00 10:55 13:45 15:45
Colombo (Fort) arrive: 07:00 07:46 07:47 08:13 08:50 10:05 13:02 13:20 16:34 18:37
Colombo (Maradana) arrive: 07:07 07:51 07:54 08:20 08:56 10:12 13:35

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16:40

18:45
 

Fares

One-way adult fares.. 3rd class

reserved seat

2nd class

reserved seat

1st class

seat

Colombo - Matara Rs.130  (1/$1) Rs.230  (1/$2)   -

Courtesy: www.seat61.com

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