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Getting to the east coast

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Getting to the east coast

My girlfriend and I are traveling to Sri Lanka next May. We will be staying in Colombo for one night then heading to Trincomalee. What is the best way to travel there. We will have suitcases. I have looked at the train but there only seems to be the night train or one very early in the morning. Is there any luxury coaches that run through the day?

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1. Re: Getting to the east coast

No special trains and the only as u got two trains n the other thing dont stay in Colombo , u can easily find a good place close to Katunayake(airport area) or negombo.

Coz there are around 40km from the airport n it takes around 2hours to a ride.but the issue is dat you re taking a train u need to be there as its better way to take it.

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2. Re: Getting to the east coast

Well check the superlux bus booking sites mentioned here


most also run at night but maybe a few daytime too. Otherwise indeed the 6.05 AM train (with transfer in Gal Oya). Or splitting over 2 days, what I sometimes do; first a decent-time train towards A'Pura and leave it at Maho Junction, which has 1-2 excellent hotels nearby at Yapahuwa, and next morning grab that '6.05' AM train from Maho at a far more decent time than in Colombo.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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