From Ceylon Lodge to Galle:



Hello Travelers!

Planning a journey from Negombo to the charming town of Galle? Galle, known for its rich cultural and historical treasures, is a must-visit destination in Sri Lanka. Located just 6 km from the city center, Unawatuna, a popular beach town, awaits your exploration.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the three most convenient ways to travel from Ceylon Lodge Airport Transit Hostel to Galle, ensuring you make the most of your trip. Here, you can choose options from budget-friendly public transport to comfortable taxi drives.



Bus Adventure – A budget-friendly option


From Ceylon Lodge to Negombo Bus Terminal

  • Take the 242 bus from Ceylon Lodge to Negombo bus terminal.  Note! The bus station is located right next Ceylon Lodge and you can find buses going towards Negombo every 10 minutes.
  • The ticket cost will be 100 Rupees per person.
  • Within 10 minutes you’ll be able to reach the bus terminal in Negombo.

Negombo to Colombo by Bus

  • Buses from Negombo to Colombo are available every 20 minutes. Opt for an air-conditioned bus for added comfort (The ticket cost will be higher than the normal bus).
  • Ticket cost for the normal bus will be 120 Rupees per person.
  • It will take 1.5 hours to reach Colombo if you take the normal bus, and if you take the highway bus, you can reach Colombo within 45 minutes.

Colombo Bus Terminal to Galle

  • From Colombo Central Bus Stand, take bus #2-1 bound for Galle.
  • The bus ride will be roughly about 3 hours.
  • The ticket cost will be 345 Rupees per person.

Note! There are no direct buses from Negombo to Galle.


Train Journey: Affordable and Scenic


From Ceylon Lodge to Negombo Train Station

  • Take the 242 bus from Ceylon Lodge Airport Transit Hostel to Negombo train station.

From Negombo to Colombo by Train

  • Catch the first train departing from Negombo to Colombo Fort at 06:30am. Ensure you arrive at your destination within the same day as the last train departs at 17:09pm.
  • It will take about 1 hour to reach Colombo.
  • The ticket cost will be 50 Rupees per person.

From Colombo to Galle by Train

  • The connecting train from Colombo Fort to Galle offers a scenic journey, departing as early as 10:30am and as late as 19:30pm.
  • It will roughly take about 2.5 hours to reach Galle.
  • Ticket cost will be 220 Rupees per person.

If you’re on a budget and want to soak in the picturesque Sri Lankan landscapes, the train is your best bet. Although there are no direct trains from Negombo to Galle.


Taxi Comfort: Direct and Convenient

  • At Ceylon Lodge, we can arrange you a taxi at low cost to drop you off at your desired destination.
  • Other options: You could book your taxi from the app PickMe.

For a hassle-free and comfortable journey, a taxi is your best choice. While it may be the priciest option, it offers convenience and speed.


Why choose Ceylon Lodge to start your journey?

  • Begin your journey with Ceylon Lodge, because the hostel is located right in-between the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Negombo.
  • Ceylon Lodge Airport Transit Hostel is only 5 minutes away from the Colombo airport  (BIA), and 10 minutes away from Negombo.
  • There’s a bus station right next Ceylon Lodge, and you can find buses passing by every 10 minutes.



Whether you prefer the scenic train ride, budget-friendly bus adventure, or the convenience of a taxi, getting from Ceylon Lodge to Galle has never been easier.

Choose the option that suits your budget and travel style, and embark on a memorable journey to explore the cultural gems of Galle.

Enjoy your trip!