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Average experience with nice views

Really enjoyed the ocean and village views and although wobbly, I find train travel more... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
via mobile
Two Words "Don't go"

Had to sweat it with no A/C and sealed windows. Coupled with rude staff and uncontactable office... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 Mar 2017
“Average experience with nice views”
27 Mar 2017
“Great service to get from Colombo to Matale stress free”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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75A, Kynsey Rd, Colombo 800, Sri Lanka
+94 71 035 5355
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the ocean and village views and although wobbly, I find train travel more comfortable than the local buses with their blaring horns/music and chaotic driving. Air con was not working so windows were opened. I've since been on 2nd class from Kandy to...More

3  Thank KiaOrafromABS
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The previous reviews about the age of the carriage & dirty windows is true but it's not so bad! The views are great. We were all shepherded in to one 1/2 as ac not working in other half but that was fine. When booking, top...More

2  Thank London_Redstar
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had to sweat it with no A/C and sealed windows. Coupled with rude staff and uncontactable office. So don't bother riding this.

Thank Indikakandy
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We chose to travel by Rajadhani Express because they have online booking and our schedule was tight. I just wanted to be sure beforehand that we have seats. Our journey took us from Colombo to Unawatuna. Train departed almost on time, ride was a bit...More

1  Thank Mualimanmatkaajat
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Travelling by train from Galle to Colombo Fort. Wanted to reserve seats - found RE website. Looked amazing. You can only book online up to two weeks in advance. Even then you have to visit a Mobitel shop to exchange your booking email for tickets,...More

Thank Big_Dave_1954
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Reserved two tickets online for travel between Colombo and Kandy. Collected them the day before Travel, absolutely fine. Train pulls into the station, and we quickly discover that they have decided not to run the carriage today. No prior warning, no hint of a refund....More

3  Thank Onemoardave
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We needed to travel from Galle to Colombo. Except for the Rajahani Express, the trains do not have 1st class or reserved seating. Trying to get a ticket to this was frustrating to the point of being comical. You can buy online but then you...More

3  Thank Prudy N
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not the greatest of experience with this service. We bought tickets way in advance and picked them up at the mobitel counter in Colombo airport. The tickets were to take us from Kandy nearby station Peradeniya to Ella. Unfortunately when the train arrived the carriage...More

4  Thank jazon101
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What the website looks like and what the reality is, is very different. It's old and dirty and needs a major overhaul. Or replaced. Its not a luxury trip at all. If you do insist on travelling on it, the best seats that have a...More

3  Thank apj101
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The train cabin was not up to exception. Some seats were broken and dirty. Not clean at all. Toilets were a nightmare. Not a luxury first class service anyway. You can order your food on board with a very limited menu card. WI FI was...More

2  Thank Melani N
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16 September 2017|
Response from London_Redstar | Reviewed this property |
This train goes along the coast down south from Colombo. It doesn't go to Kandy
16 August 2017|
Response from London_Redstar | Reviewed this property |
I believe it does from galle to Colombo - you can check timetable online