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COLOMBO TO MATARA TRAIN SRI LANKA 2

COLOMBO TO MATARA TRAIN SRI LANKA

Colombo Fort Railway Station

Colombo Fort Railway station is the Central Railway station in Sri Lanka and opened in 1908. This Railway station code is FOT with an altitude of 4.9 m height above mean sea level. Colombo railway station has been located between Maradana and Secretariat Halt railway stations in the Colombo district. This article guides you to travel between Colombo to Matara train easily.

Colombo to Matara distance is 156.8 km. On the way from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara Railway Station, you can see the beauty of a railway line that runs along the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO FORT RAILWAY STATION TELEPHONE NUMBER: 011-2432908

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If you are accommodated near the Colombo city area, you can come to Colombo Fort train station in few minutes. If you wish to stay in the Colombo area, there are more than 150 Hotels, Hostels and homestays for your selection.

Colombo to Matara train time Table

Train NoTrain NameDepartureArrivalDays
80608060 (Express Train)06:1008:50Sunday
80508050 (Express Train)06:5510:42Daily
80408040 (Express Train)08:3511:50Daily
8086Rajarata Rejini (Express Train)10:3013:50Daily
8056Galu Kumari (Colombo Commuter)14:2517:48Daily
8058Ruhunu Kumari (Express Train)15:5018:20Daily
80948094 (Long Distance)16:3019:20Sunday
8096Sagarika (Long Distance)16:4619:35Monday to Friday
87668766 (Express Train)18:0521:38Monday to Friday
80648064 (Colombo Commuter)18:1021:04Saturday

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Travelling from Colombo to the Matara train is easy because of the efficient rail connectivity. Many trains run between Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara Railway Station daily, and there are operated 49 weekly trains from Colombo Fort to Matara.

From the Colombo railway station to Matara railway station, the train time duration between 2 hours and 45 minutes is 3 hours 15 minutes. Due to delays in train signals between stations, that time may increase when trains are delayed. But in most cases, the Colombo to Matara train runs on time. (except during office hours).

COLOMBO TO MATARA TRAIN SRI LANKA

Colombo to Matara train Ticket price (From 25/07/2022)

Train travel is the most cost-effective method of travel between Colombo fort to Matara. Train ticket starts price start to Rs. 300.00 (US $ 0.85). Colombo Fort to Matara is a long train distance, and therefore Sri Lankan Railways operating train classes are 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

Train ClassTicket Price
2nd ClassLKR   600.00 – US $ 1.70
3rd ClassLKR   300.00 – US $ 0.85

You can book train tickets from Colombo Fort to Matara 8056 Galu Kumari (Colombo Commuter) train on the 12go asia website in advance. Train ticket start price is US$ 19.00

If you want to travel 1st Class AC train, you can select Dakshina Intercity Express (8054 – Train) and pay the ticket price of LKR 900.00 (US $ 4.50). Train departure from Colombo Fort Railway station at 03.10 pm in the evening.

Dakshina Intercity Express (8054 – Train)Ticket Price
1st ClassLKR   900.00 – US $ 4.50
2nd ClassLKR   400.00 – US $ 2.00
3rd ClassLKR   300.00 – US $ 1.50

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Also, you can reserve a train ticket from DIALOG with convenience and ease any time any were by just Dialing 444 on your DIALOG mobile from any postpaid or prepaid connection.

Best time travel to Colombo to Matara train

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My personal opinion is that you should not select trains from Colombo to Matara between 07.30 am to 08.30 am and 04.00 pm to 06.00 pm. Because during this period, the natives use it for their jobs and daily activities. If you select the time after 08.30 am to 04.00 pm and 06.00 pm to 8.30 pm you will be able to travel easily.

General Questions

1. Can I reserve first class seats from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara Railway Station?

At present, there are class boxes with 1st class train seats from Colombo fort to Matara. Train travel time from Matara Railway Station to Colombo Railway Station is 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours 15 minutes, so there is a need to reserve seats. You can book train tickets from Colombo Fort to Matara on the 12go asia website in advance, or you have to do is arrive an hour before the train you want to buy train tickets at the Matara train station.

Also, you can reserve a train ticket from DIALOG with convenience and ease any time any were by just Dialing 444 on your DIALOG mobile from any postpaid or prepaid connection.

2. What is the best time for me to travel from Colombo Fort Railway Station to Matara Railway Station?

The best time to travel from Colombo to Matara train Railway Station is to avoid office hours. It is best to travel between 08.30 am to 04.00 pm and 06.00 pm to 7.00 pm. This will enable you to travel comfortably. Many locals use this train during office hours, so you may even have to stand on the train without seats.

3. Do I have to pay extra for luggage when travelling from Colombo to Matara train Railway Station?

You do not have to pay extra for your luggage as there is no maximum limit for carrying luggage on a Sri Lanka train. But be sure to bring a maximum of 30 KG bags per person. But if you carry heavier luggage and the Railway Ambassador feels that it is possible to charge for baggage. That amount is often minimal, and costs are not exceeding LKR 300.00 (US$ 1.50).

4. Can I have internet access on the way from Colombo Railway Station to Matara Railway Station?

At present, it is not possible to access the internet at Colombo railway station in Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain internet facilities in person.

5. Is this the cheapest way to travel from Colombo to Matara?

If you are travelling from Colombo Fort to Matara by train or any other option, the cheapest way is by train. If you are travelling in the 3rd class, you only have to pay 300.00 LKR (US$ 0.85). If you use a different mode of transportation, you will have to pay more.

6. Is it safe to travel by train from Colombo Fort to Matara?

There is no need to worry about safety as the Sri Lanka Railways maintains the railway lines and trains on time. The security personnel are deployed for the security of the Matara railway station and Colombo Fort Railway Station.

7. Are food and drink (restaurant car) available from Colombo to Matara train?

Currently, the Railway Department of Sri Lanka does not have restaurant cars on any of the trains running on the Coastal railway line. Therefore, it is possible to bring food and drink before boarding the train and enjoy the food as it travels.

You can also buy food and beverages from local food vendors as they board the train compartments. The best option is to bring food and drink before boarding the Colombo Fort to Matara train.

The above article has been prepared for easy travel from Colombo to Matara train, and I hope this article will help you. In addition, if you have a problem, please comment.

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