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Burley in...
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We want to travel from Colombo to Koggala by train. How easy is this? Are there tuck tuks at the station in Koggala?

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Hi there,

Well if you mean from airport: complicated, as it has no station. So it's first bus, between 0:45 and 1.30 hours, to Fort station. After that it's recommended to board in Maradana station as that gives far more chance for a seat on southbound train than Fort. And not all express trains stop at Koggala after Galle, so you might have to do a longer stretch by tuktuk. But yes any station in Lanka at train times has tuktuks waiting.

All details here

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293961-i8983-k10012140-Top_Question_on_public_transport-Sri_Lanka.html

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Burley in...
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We are planning to go to Kandy by train from Koggala. Will we have to stay overnight in Columbo in order to get an early train? Do we have to book in advance?

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Well see link given in #1 for e.g. timetables. The sole direct train leaves Koggala around 2.15 PM and arrives Kandy 8 PM. For all other cases it's transferring in Colombo.

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Yes they are train stop koggala or closest station thalpe.

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