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Train Travel

Bangkok, Thailand
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Train Travel

Hi all,

Firstly just want to say thankyou for your help in advance.

Im trying to organise first class train tickets for September

Ella to Kandy


Kandy to Pasikuda September


Pasikuda to Negombo

Is this something that should be pre bought over the internet, or can we get out hotel to organise it when we arrive?

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Train Travel

Hi there,

Well first read this


And then realise:

* NO railway at all Kandy-Passi, unless you make the detour through Polgahawela and-or first take a huge part by cab to e.g. Kekirawa

* NO 1st class we're aware of between Passi (Varachchenai) and Colombo-Negombo.

You can reserve Ella-Kandy and Passi-Colombo. The first one is Internet reservable with Rajadhani and Exporail, the 2nd one you'd need a local 'proxy' to reserve (2nd class) ahead or when you are there. This train is not known to sell out fast so you might take the risk and wait until you are there. Reservation not compulsory anyhow, there are unreserved seat ranges too.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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