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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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