Railway station Colombo Fort Colombo

Railway station Colombo Fort Colombo

Коломбо, Шри-Ланка Railway station in Colombo

Railway station Colombo Fort Colombo is the main train station not only Colombo, but in the whole of Sri Lanka. All the railway lines diverge here to the South, North and East inland. This is the only place where trains can go at any point. You also have to change trains if you need to transfer to the North branch to the South, for example.

At the same time the station is Colombo Fort is one of the most important geographical points for orientation. Nearby, within walking distance, located long-distance bus station in Colombo. Almost all city buses going in the Pettah area, stop near the railway station.

Station, Colombo Fort Colombo on the map

Schedule of trains from this station and in General in Sri Lanka can be found on the website https://www.eservices.railway.gov.lk.

How to get to the railway station, Colombo Fort

As mentioned above, almost all city buses in Colombo going in the Pettah area, drive past railway station. From Colombo airport to the train/railway station can be reached with bus number 187. 187 goes directly to the railway station, previously making a stop at the bus station. How to take bus # 187 to Colombo airport, see How to get from Colombo airport.

Device and orientation at the station

Device station is very simple. It consists of one building. Offices are located along the station. Tickets can be purchased at any window, but there is a special pavilion where you can buy tickets specifically for tourists on the tourist train. He is on the right side of the station (in the West) when viewed from the road to the entrance.

The entrance and ticket office Colombo Fort
The usual cash station Colombo Fort
Tourist ticket office Colombo Fort

The entrance to the station to the platforms is only possible upon presentation of a ticket. On the platforms there are seats. Transitions between platforms via the bridge.

The platform of Colombo Fort station

Inside there are toilets, and there is a special toilet for tourists, where the local are not allowed. The station has Luggage storage (Cloakroom) where you can leave things for a long time.

Everywhere, both outside and inside, there's a schedule and an electronic scoreboard. To understand the notation of the platforms is not always easy, therefore it is better to take the help of local. And one more thing: the trains here are not always on schedule, and so there is a chance with the right platform at the right time to go on the wrong train. To avoid mistakes, before planting it is better to seek help from local and show your ticket.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin January 3, 2015
Well, this is for you to decide for yourself whether or not to deprive yourself of even a couple of days at the beach in favor of a big hectic city. Read everything we have about Colombo on the website, will have a General idea. I personally always necessarily visit the capital (although Colombo is not the capital, but almost the capital) as I like big cities, but Colombo, I was somewhat disappointed. Well, you know, I would not say that without a visit to Colombo can not survive. ...
Innes February 9, 2015
Hello! Tell me, please, is there any point in trying to go from the Airport to the bus station to go with it in Negombo under the condition that the aircraft arrives in the area of 22.00 in the evening? Or by tuk-tuk to Negombo? I also heard that Sri Lanka falls asleep after 19.00... hope to our arrival in the guest (I think after 00.00), we will have someone to meet and settle? ...
admin February 9, 2015
It makes no sense to the station. While pass control, change money, have exactly no buses will not catch. About to meet and settle this time in the guest if not booked in advance - wouldn't risk it. Although Negombo later falls asleep, still conventionally developed, turrion, then don't sleep until 21:00 ;) !!! But not before midnight for sure. Better book in advance at least for one night, then you definitely will wait and let. ...
on February 12, 2015
Thank you! ...
vitalka787 December 6, 2016
Good afternoon, do not tell me the cost of renting lockers at the railway station in Colombo fort , I want to leave winter clothes. Thanks in advance ...
admin December 7, 2016
I haven't checked, but according to sources on the Internet saw that 60 rupees per day. Even if it's not an exact figure, in any case, somewhere within these limits. I will try tomorrow to see their photos more accurately, so as usual all prices and schedules FOTA can where caught in the frame, there is simply no way to watch. ...
vitalka787 December 9, 2016
Thank You So Much)) ...
Alexa January 13, 2017
Good day! how are the flights in connection with the repair of the Colombo airport? There is a delay? Queue? Thank you. ...
Vyacheslav Chita November 12, 2017
Hello, pliz tell me where to look for the bus with номер187 . Everywhere , some people write after leaving the airport, turn left , turn right others write . How to look for bass . Thank you! ...
admin November 12, 2017
Hello Sheri! All information is different, because at various times he apparently was sent from different places or simply different tourists caught it on the way. Three years ago he was left at the site, ogorojennaja fence from stacks, netting, car Park. If the situation has not changed, look for it there. But for reliability it is better to ask on the spot, not on the street, the taxi drivers, they immediately say that there is nothing, and inside the airport at the employees at the front Desk and tourist information for example. Make sure you double check/ask again information from several people. ...

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