Colombo Fort Railway Station

Attraction Fort Colombo Sri Lanka Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:00 AM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

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Fort Railway Station is a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, with many inter-city and commuter trains entering each day.

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Why Colombo Fort Railway Station is special ?

This is the main railway station situated in the heart of Colombo. The building was built and put into operation in 1908. At present, the station consists of 10 platforms and caters 0.2 million passengers daily. It consists of passenger waiting rooms, changing rooms (utility rooms) and cafeterias. Station has special arrangements for disabled persons. The main seat reservation counter of the Sri Lanka Railways too is at the Colombo Fort Railway Station.


Selling points

  • Rail tours organised best driver ever
  • You get the feeling of the old world charm
  • Take second class to Kandy
  • The main Railway station in the capital Colombo
  • Best way to see the scenic views
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62.96 USD
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Fort Colombo Sri Lanka

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  • Timming and ticket depend on your journey.
    What to know
  • There is one brightly illuminated departure board in three languages (Tamil, English and Sinhala the local language) .
    What to know
  • The station is right next to the Market and a 10 minute walk to the central bus station.
  • There is a canteen where you can buy cold bottled drinks and snacks for your journey.
  • There are western toilets intended for use of the tourists.
  • You can open the windows to see sights and take photos.
    Things to do


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The railway station has its own beauty and attractiveness. The booking clerks are efficient, fares are exceedingly low, trains are very frequent on the busier lines such as to Mt Lavinia while passengers do not push and shove too much. For some trains to secure a seat it can be best to board at Maradana if that is an option. Reserving a seat is better but not possible for every train. On platform one there are good kiosks selling snacks, drinks and other requisites. The language barrier can be present, so try to look for a man dressed in a suit or a well dressed woman as they are the ones more likely to comprehend English.

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Best place to start your journey if you are planing to explore the country... You get trains to almost everywhere....

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