How to Visit Weligama from Galle

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Coming to Weligama from Galle is a pretty much easy task. It is a matter of get in to a correct bus or train. Travelers can have three options to come to this magnificent Weligama beach in Sri Lanka from Galle. This article shows the details for, how you visit this coastal town from Galle city.
How to visit Weligama from Galle

Total distance from Galle to Weligama: 39 KM

How to visit Weligama from Galle

Galle to Weligama by Bus

Travelers need to go the main bus station in Galle city. It is located in the city central Galle. All most every buses that going towards Matara will stop in front of the Galle bus station. Traveler have two choices either get in to Colombo - Matara route number 02 in front of the Galle bus station or take the Galle - Matara bus route number 350 from the bus station (Please ask help from the information center inside the bust station). Bus fare for Weligama from Galle less than 1 USD. Traveler can easily identify the bus docking location, If you take Galle - Matara bus, traveler can easily find a seat to sit. But sometimes Colombo - Matara buses less likely to have unoccupied seats to sit. You can choose whether you use Colombo - Matara or Galle - Matara bus to reach Weligama. We recommend to use Galle - Matara bus. Mostly Galle - Matara buses operate 04:00 to 20:00 time period. Colombo - Matara buses operate all the day and all time. But after 20:00, operate frequency of buses decrease. It is advisable avoid stay public places like bus stations after 20:00.

Public bus in Sri Lanka
Public bus in Sri Lanka
Main bus station - Galle
Main bus station - Galle

Galle to Weligama by Train

From Galle train station traveler can take a straight train to Weligama. Please read this article regarding the train timetables towards Weligama. You can find up-to date train time table from this government website: All most all the trains that heading towards Matara will stop at Weligama railway station. Highly recommend the train as the touring method when you equipped with surf boards and heavy backpacks. Some railway stations issue additional charges on your surf board and it must be kept in train luggage. But conditions inside trains are decent and less comfortable especially lavatory etc... And trains will get crowded in office hours 7:00 - 08.30 morning, 15:30 - 17:30 afternoon. Nevertheless trains will also get more crowded in festive and vacation months like April, August, December. Trains are available for Weligama in between 05:00 to 20:30 time period. Ticket fare would be less than 1 USD. Do not forget to departure from Weligama station otherwise traveler would be heading towards Matara. Please read this article regarding the train rides.

Ten (10) trains available for Weligama from Galle railway station:

Train name Departure time Arrival time Frequency
Mixed Train 1
Only in weekdays
Mixed Train 2
Only in weekdays and Sunday
Morning Express Train 1
Morning Express Train 2
Rajarata Rejini
Evening Special
Only in weekdays (Not in public holidays)
Galu Kumari
Ruhunu Kumari
Only in weekdays (Not in public holidays)
Evening Express Train 1
Only in weekdays (Not in public holidays)
*Ruhunu Kumari, Sagarika trains are office trains.

Galle Train Station
Galle railway station

Galle to Weligama by Taxi

Some of the taxi services nearby Galle city has bit hire rates. Currently [Updated 2019/04] PickMe and Uber taxi services which are operated in the Colombo area is available in Galle. Travelers can check the availability of the taxi services from their mobile apps (Both android and App Store). Taxi demand may high due to the taxi shortage. Therefore we highly recommend to use public transport instead. If traveler needs any local taxi services like car or van, they were park nearby Galle bus stand, other side of the road (Near Buddha statue). Hiring a tuk tuk (three-wheeler) also a good option,lots of them park nearby the Galle bus stand.

Travelers can have another option where several social media groups have share taxi rides with each other. You can just join those groups and try to share rides among backpackers. Please join social media below groups:
- Journey to Sri Lanka (Backpacking / Tourism / Information Hub)
- South Sri Lanka Surf Community
- Sri Lanka Taxi Share & Service
- Backpacking Sri Lanka / Taxi Service / Hotel Bookings

Additionally above options travelers can join several Telegram/WhatsApp group among Sri Lankan taxi service providers where they share / update their details, especially drivers who has got empty ride way back to different locations. Join below groups:
- Tourist Help Line Sri Lanka - Telegram group
- Sri Lanka Taxi - WhatsApp group
- Hikaduwa Airport Drops - WhatsApp group

Minimum cost for Galle to Weligama would be 15 USD. This amount will be change according to the route, vehicle type, passengers.

You can book a taxi to Weligama from the Galle via this form.

Different ways to visit Weligama from Galle in Google Maps

Below map include the different ways come to Weligama from Galle, Sri Lanka including bus routes, train and taxi routes.

Following details may helpful, if you hope to visit Weligama from various other tourist destinations around this lovely Island.

From Colombo Airport (CMB) to Weligama
From Colombo to Weligama
From Hikkaduwa to Weligama
From Galle to Weligama
From Matara to Weligama
From Hiriketiya to Weligama
From Yala to Weligama
From Udawalawe to Weligama
From Ella to Weligama
From Kandy to Weligama
From Sigiriya to Weligama
From Arugambay to Weligama
From Kalpitiya to Weligama

Last Updated on: 2019/05/30