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Matara Railway Station
Matara Railway station is the 52nd Railway station on the Coast line from Colombo Fort and opened in 1895. This Railway station code is MTR with an altitude of 7.31 m height above mean sea level. Matara railway station has been located between Richmond Hill and Katugoda railway stations in the Matara district. This article guides you to travel between Matara to Colombo train easily.
Matara Railway Station to Colombo Fort Railway Station distance is 156.8 km. On the way from Matara Railway Station to Colombo Fort Railway Station, you can see the beauty of the southern seas of Sri Lanka.
MATARA RAILWAY STATION TELEPHONE NUMBER: 041-2222271
If you are accommodated near the Matara beach area, you can come to Matara train station in few minutes. If you wish to stay in the Matara area, there are more than 100 Hotels, Hostels and homestays for your selection.
Matara to Colombo train time Table
|Train No||Train Name||Departure||Arrival||Days|
|8055||Dakshina Intercity Express (Intercity)||02.42||05.21||Daily|
|8097||Sagarika (Express Train)||05.00||08.08||Monday to Friday|
|8059||Ruhunu Kumari (Express Train)||06.05||08.51||Daily|
|8057||Galu Kumari (Long Distance)||06.12||09.28||Daily|
|8093||8093 (Express Train)||06.20||09.20||Saturday|
|8065||8065 (Colombo Commuter)||07.25||11.02||Sunday|
|8085||Rajarata Regini (Express Train)||09.20||12.42||Daily|
|8039||8039 (Colombo Commuter)||13.14||17.11||Daily|
|8051||8051 (Colombo Commuter)||14.05||18.11||Daily|
|8061||8061 (Express Train)||16.00||18.51||Saturday and Sunday|
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Travelling from Matara to Colombo train is easy because of the efficient rail connectivity. Many trains run between Matara Railway Station to Colombo Fort Railway Station daily, and there are operated 51 weekly trains from Matara to Colombo.
In Matara railway station to Colombo railway station, the train time duration between 03 hours to 03 hours and 30 minutes. Due to delays in train signals between stations, that time may increase when trains are delayed. But in most cases, the Matara to Colombo train runs on time. (except during office hours).
Matara to Colombo train Ticket price (25/07/2022)
Train travel is the most cost-effective method of travel between Matara To Colombo fort. Train ticket price starts to Rs. 300.00 (US $ 0.85). Matara To Colombo fort is not a short train distance, and therefore Sri Lankan Railways mainly operating train classes are only 2nd and 3rd class.
|Train Class||Ticket Price|
|2nd Class||LKR 600.00 – US $ 1.70|
|3rd Class||LKR 300.00 – US $ 0.85|
If you want to travel 1st Class AC train, you can select Dakshina Intercity Express (8055 – Train) and pay the ticket price of LKR 900.00 (US $ 4.50). But the issue is train departure from the Matara Railway station at 02.42 AM in the morning.
|Dakshina Intercity Express (8055 – Train)||Ticket Price|
|1st Class||LKR 900.00 – US $ 4.50|
|2nd Class||LKR 400.00 – US $ 2.00|
|3rd Class||LKR 300.00 – US $ 1.50|
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Best time travel to Matara to Colombo train
My personal opinion is you should not select trains from Matara to Colombo the time between 06.30 am to 08.30 am. 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 you will be able to travel easily.
1. Can I reserve 1st class seats from Matara Railway Station to Colombo Fort Railway Station?
At present, there are class boxes with 1st class train seats from Matara to Colombo fort. Train travel time from Matara Railway Station to Colombo Railway Station is 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes, so there is a need to reserve seats. You can book train tickets from Matara to Colombo Fort on the 12go 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 Matara Railway Station to Colombo Fort Railway Station?
The best time to travel from Matara to Colombo train Railway Station is to avoid office hours. It is best to travel between 08.30 am to 04.00 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 Matara to Colombo 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
4. Can I have internet access on the way from Matara Railway Station to Colombo Railway Station?
At present, it is not possible to access the internet at Matara railway station in Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain internet facilities in person.
5. Is this the cheapest way to travel from Matara to Colombo?
If you are travelling from Matara to Colombo 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 Matara to Colombo?
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 Matara to Colombo train?
Currently, the Railway Department of Sri Lanka does not have restaurant cars on any of the trains running on the Coast 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 Matara to Colombo Fort train.
The above article has been prepared for easy travel from Matara to Colombo train, and I hope this article will help you. In addition, if you have a problem, please comment.
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