Source: Original Story By TheCommonWanderer
How to get to Galle fortTRAINDefinitely the most scenic way to get from Colombo to Galle is via train, which runs along the palm fringed coast the majority of the journey.The Colombo Fort to Galle train departs 10 times a day, with the earliest departure at 6:55am and the final departure at 19:30. It takes around 2.5 – 3.5 hours. We recommend travelling outside of peak hours to avoid packed trains and an uncomfortable journey (we’ve taken the 10:30am train many times without issue).THE DETAILSCost | 180r per person for 2nd class, 100r per person for 3rd classDeparture Times | From Colombo Fort only: 0655, 0835, 1030, 1425, 1550, 1646, 1730, 1735, 1805, 1930BUSIf you prefer your creature comforts (air-conditioning), there’s a a direct bus from Maharagama bus station (in the suburbs of Colombo) to Galle, which follows the newly completed inland highway. You’re guaranteed a seat, and the air-conditioning is a welcome relief in Sri Lanka. THE DETAILSCost | 360r – 400r per personDeparture Times | Every 20 minutes from 5am – 16:45pmIf you’re on a very tight budget, it’s also possible to take the local bus from Colombo to Galle, however we don’t recommend this option due to the exceedingly long and tedious journey. The local bus will leave from Colombo Fort bus station, and costs 100r per person.