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Galle to Unawatuna Transfer

Abermule, Powys
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Galle to Unawatuna Transfer

I am working in Colombo for a week, and unexpectedly I have been given a day off. I want to catch an early train to Galle, walk aound the old town for a couple of hours and then take a tuk-tuk to Unawatuna beach.

Can anyone advise me as to what fare I should pay for the tuk-tuk ?

Thank you

Brendan

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1. Re: Galle to Unawatuna Transfer

Hi Brendan,

Unawatuna is bout 5 km from Galle. A tuk tuk should be in the region of LKR 200-250 for a foreigner. Maybe LKR 150 for locals.

Why not just hop on one of the many buses that are plying towards Matara. That will cost you about LKR 15.

Hans

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2. Re: Galle to Unawatuna Transfer

Hi Hans

Thanks for the prompt reply. I might well consider the bus - a new experience.

Just there for the day, I reckon I will have about 5hrs before I have to get the train back again. I did it once before, but keen to repeat what was a truly memorable day.

best wishes

Brendan

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3. Re: Galle to Unawatuna Transfer

Okay, in that case an additional tip:

Rush hour trains from Galle to Colombo tend to be extremely packed. Not much chance for a seat, unless you're at the Galle platform 30 mins before departure - because that is when the train arrives from Matara. ('Dead-end station', the loc needs to move to the other side).

Alternatively you might even take a brief tuktuk ride from Unawatuna beach to U'tuna railway station or one of the other small stops nearby. It's the same train acting as local train Matara-Galle and then becoming the express to Colombo, and this way you have a seat guarantee and save on the bus ride (& hassle) back to Galle.

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya] - in 2 weeks time in U'tuna again!

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