Getting There

The city of Galle is 120 kilometres away from Bandaranaike International Airport and is easy to get to but might be a bit of a long road trip. Most travellers first come to Colombo and take transport from there, if you are travelling directly from the airport however, here are the easiest ways to get there.

Best way to get to Galle from BIA
Hiring a vehicle
Coming to Galle via a hired vehicle will take about 2 hours 20 minutes on the Southern Expressway. It's possible to hire a vehicle from the airport transfer service or privately through your agent or hotel.
Travelling by bus
If you are travelling by bus, you’ll have to make it to Colombo first and then take the highway bus from Kottawa. Which will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Travelling by train
The train takes the most scenic route to Galle starting from Colombo Fort Station. Make sure to check the schedules and get into an express train so that you’ll save some travel time.